Philadelphia Flyers forwards Nolan Patrick and Jake Voracek are both expected to return to the lineup for Saturday’s game against the New York Islanders. Voracek missed two games with a lower-body injury, while Patrick missed Wednesday night’s game after taking a slap shot to the head on Sunday against the Isles.
Both Patrick and Voracek are good to go to play tomorrow in Long Island, per Scott Gordon.
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It’ll be a pair of welcomed additions for the Flyers, who played with 11 forwards in the loss to the Capitals on Wednesday. One of those forwards, Justin Bailey, was loaned back to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday afternoon.
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The two forwards will retake their spots in the top six.
Voracek was on a roll before his injury. He’s on a four-game point streak with nine points (three goals, six assists) in that span. He has 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in his last 16 games.
Patrick has 15 points (seven goals) in 21 games while averaging just under 15 minutes a game since January 14th. Of his 15 points, 13 are at even strength. He has recently played on the top line with Claude Giroux and Travis Konecny.
Saturday’s game will be another must-win for the Flyers. They are seven points back of the Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens for the Wild Card spots.
The Flyers visit the Islanders on Saturday night. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.