The Philadelphia Flyers and their fans will have to wait to see top prospect Nolan Patrick take to the ice.
Patrick, who was drafted second overall at the NHL Entry Draft on June 23, will not be participating in the on-ice portion of next week's development camp, general manager Ron Hextall announced Friday.
The young forward underwent abdominal surgery on June 13th in relation to an injury he dealt with this past junior season. He will be able to resume full activity in four-to-six weeks.
Patrick was cleared to participate in off-ice testing at the NHL Combine in late May. He was limited to 33 games last season with the Brandon Wheat Kings due to a sports hernia followed by a separate leg injury.