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Top prospect Nolan Patrick targeting Friday return


Top prospect Nolan Patrick is hoping to be in the WHL Brandon Wheat Kings' lineup on Friday.

"That's the plan," general manager Grant Armstrong told TSN's Bob McKenzie.

Patrick has been sidelined with groin issues and last played on Oct. 11. Having undergone offseason sports hernia surgery, he was forced to sit after just six games, resting and rehabbing over the past three months.

Nolan missed the world juniors but remains a strong candidate to be drafted first overall at the 2017 NHL Draft. He had 41 goals and 102 points for Brandon in 72 games last season, and 30 points (13 goals) in 21 playoff games.

Heading into play Monday night, here are the NHL teams with the best odds at landing the No. 1 selection.

Team Odds
Colorado Avalanche 20%
Arizona Coyotes 13.5%
Detroit Red Wings 11.5%
New Jersey Devils 9.5%
Winnipeg Jets 8.5%
Top prospect Nolan Patrick targeting Friday return
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