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Patrick Thoresen | Winger

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 188

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Patrick Thoresen was credited with Norway's goal in a 3-1 loss to Canada on Thursday.
Mathis Olimb had an assist on the play. Thoresen is playing in his fifth straight season in the KHL in 2013-14 and he hasn't played in the NHL since the 2007-08 campaign when he suited up for the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers. Thu, Feb 13, 2014 02:27:00 PM

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Patrick Thoresen collected a pair of helpers in Norway's 4-3 loss to Slovakia on Tuesday night.

Tore Vikingstad, Mats Zuccarello Aasen and Anders Bastiansen scored the goals for Norway in the defeat. The loss knocked them out of the tournament. Thoresen finished the Olympic Games with five assists in four contests.
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 03:14:00 AM

Patrick Thoresen contributed three assists in Norway's 5-4 loss in overtime to Switzerland in the last game of the preliminary round for both teams.

Thoresen has blossomed into a real offensive threat in the KHL with Ufa Salavat Yulayev this campaign. He has recorded 21 goals and 52 points, with 71 penalty minutes, in 53 games. He played in the Swiss league the year before after suiting up the the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers in 2007-08. Linemate Tore Vikingstad netted a hat trick in the contest for Norway, while Mads Hansen potted the other marker in the loss.
Sat, Feb 20, 2010 06:07:00 PM

Patrick Thoresen was one of the few Norwegians who tested Roberto Luongo in Norway's 8-0 loss to Canada in Group A Olympic perliminary action Tuesday evening.

The former Flyer and Oiler had a few chances on a power play early in the third period but could not beat Luongo. Thoresen and playmaking center Tore Vikingstad were two of the more dangerous Norwegians, who were thoroughly outplayed in the final two periods.
Tue, Feb 16, 2010 10:36:00 PM

Patrick Thoresen has signed with Lugano of the Swiss League.

Thoresen's deal is only for one year and has already stated his desire to return to the NHL one day. Strike him from any fantasy list, if you were ever in a league deep enough to consider a fourth liner.
Mon, Jul 14, 2008 03:20:00 PM

Patrick Thoresen will return to Europe next season.

Thoresen wanted a one-way contract, but wasn't offered one by the Flyers. "I wanted a so-called one-way contract, which is to say the same salary regardless of whether I played in the NHL or a farm team. That makes things more predictable for me and my family," Thoresen said. He has not signed a contract with a European club, but has offers from teams in Switzerland and Sweden.
Tue, Jul 8, 2008 01:19:00 PM

Patrick Thoresen will draw back into the lineup for game four.

Thoresen will replace rookie Steve Downie, who struggled mightily at times, especially with costly turnovers. Thoresen will play on the fourth line with Jim Dowd and Sami Kapanen.
Thu, May 15, 2008 10:36:00 AM

Patrick Thoresen may be the odd man out when Mike Knuble returns to the lineup in Game 4 on Wednesday.

Knuble will play with round one linemates Jeff Carter and Scottie Upshall, replacing the red hot R.J. Umberger.
Wed, Apr 30, 2008 09:16:00 AM

Patrick Thoresen might play in Game 3 on Tuesday.

Thoresen was considered a game-time decision for Sunday's game and he didn't end up playing. Thoresen was hospitalized on Friday after being struck by Mike Green's shot in the groin. He had an ultrasound on his testicles to determine if he needed surgery, but fortunately he was given a clean bill of health.
Sun, Apr 13, 2008 05:33:00 PM

Patrick Thoresen will be a game-time decision for Game 2 on Sunday afternoon.

There was concern that he may require surgery to remove one of his testicles after blocking a Mike Green slapshot in Friday's Game 1 loss to the Capitals. However, an ultrasound gave him a clean bill of health, and probably a new lease on life, as he was released from the hospital. "I will not be surprised if he plays tomorrow," general manager Paul Holmgren said on Saturday. "...He's a tough kid." Yeah, no kidding.
Sun, Apr 13, 2008 07:58:00 AM

Patrick Thoresen was taken to the hospital on Friday night after being struck by Mike Green's shot in the groin.

The replay of this incident alone is not for the feint of heart, as it is the type of incident that no man could ever wish upon another. "He’s going to the hospital to get an ultrasound done on his testicles. [If] It’s bad enough they may have to remove one," said Flyers' GM Paul Holmgren. "Right now, we’re not sure how serious it is, but there’s a chance he may need surgery." For his sake, let's hope not. We wish Patrick a speedy recovery.
Sat, Apr 12, 2008 01:08:00 PM

Patrick Thoresen left Friday night's game against the Capitals in the third period with a lower body injury.

He sustained the injury after blocking an Alexander Ovechkin shot. Thorensen had to be helped from the ice. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Fri, Apr 11, 2008 10:27:00 PM

Patrick Thoresen was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Thoresen scored two goals and registered one assist in 17 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season. Thoresen had spent the last two weeks in the AHL on a conditioning stint. Edmonton needed to put him through waivers if they wanted to keep him in the minors.
Fri, Feb 22, 2008 12:39:00 PM

Patrick Thoresen was placed on waivers.

Thoresen has spent the last two weeks in the AHL on a conditioning stint. He must pass through waivers for the team to keep him in the minors.
Fri, Feb 22, 2008 12:21:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers must make a decision on Patrick Thoresen by Thursday.

Thoresen was sent to Springfield of the AHL two weeks ago on a conditioning stint. Should the Oilers elect to keep him in the minors, he must pass through waivers. There would be no problem if they decide to recall the Norwegian forward as he would not have to pass through waivers in that situation. Thoresen has no fantasy value.
Thu, Feb 21, 2008 08:29:00 AM

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