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Winnipeg’s Nolan Patrick accepts qualifying offer from Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers' Nolan Patrick, left, tries to keep the puck away from New York Islanders' Nick Leddy during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum).
Philadelphia Flyers' Nolan Patrick, left, tries to keep the puck away from New York Islanders' Nick Leddy during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). AP Photo/Matt Slocum

He hasn’t played a game in more than 18 months, but Winnipeg’s Nolan Patrick is back under contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Flyers announced Friday that Patrick had accepted his qualifying offer from the team — a one-year contract worth $874,125.

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Patrick, 22, was coming off his entry-level contract and he’ll be a restricted free agent next summer.

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The former member of the Winnipeg Thrashers and Brandon Wheat Kings missed all of last season with a migraine disorder and hasn’t played a game since April of 2019.

He scored 13 goals in each of his first two seasons in the NHL. He followed up his 30-point rookie season with a 31-point effort in 2018-2019.

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Patrick was the Flyers’ second overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

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