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Matt Read | Winger | #24

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
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Matt Read will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.
The 29-year-old simply hasn't produced enough this season. He has nine goals and 18 points in 51 contests. Scott Laughton and Evgeny Medvedev will also watch from the press box. R.J. Umberger and Jordan Weal will replace Laughton and Read up front. Feb 11 - 6:49 PM

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Matt Read scored a goal and two assists in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Islanders.

Read assisted on second period goals by Michael Raffl and Evgeny Medvedev. He scored a goal of his own to give the Flyers a 3-0 lead in the third period. The 29-year-old has six goals and 15 points in 39 games this season.
Jan 9 - 3:50 PM

Matt Read will get back into the lineup on Tuesday.

He was a healthy scratch for the first in his career on Saturday. Read has produced 12 points in 36 games this campaign.
Jan 5 - 4:41 PM

Matt Read had an assist in a 4-2 loss Tuesday night.

Read snapped a six-game point drought. He has two goals and two assists in 12 games this season.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Matt Read was on the first line Friday alongside Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds.

Read had an off-season in 2014-15 but that can be attributed to the fact that he played through injuries and was not himself. After a couple of 20 goal seasons (save for the lockout season), Read had only eight last season with 22 assists in 80 games. He has two goals and three points in 10 games but look for that to improve if he remains on the top unit.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 08:28:00 AM

Matt Read found the back of the net in a 3-0 victory over Chicago Wednesday night.

Read now has two goals and no assists in four contests this season. He's surpassed the 20-goal mark twice in his career, but he's coming off of a campaign where he was limited to eight markers and 30 points in 80 games.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 10:35:00 AM

Matt Read will be looking to bounce back this year after battling an ankle injury for most of 2014-15.

He tallied just eight goals and 30 points in 80 games last season. Read is being counted on to provide the Flyers with secondary scoring this year along with Sean Couturier, Brayden Schenn and Sam Gagner. He should be able to flirt with the 20-goal mark and the 40-point plateau.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 03:33:00 PM

Matt Read scored his eighth goal of the season as the Philadelphia Flyers ended their 2014-15 season with an 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

That gives Read 30 points in 80 games on the season, ending a six-game pointless streak in the process. Philly has to hope that Read bounces back to his 20-goal form after a disappointing campaign.
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 03:12:00 PM

Matt Read recorded two assists in a 4-1 win against Chicago on Wednesday.

Read has seven goals and 29 points in 73 contests in 2014-15. His best season offensively remains his 2011-2012 rookie campaign (47 points). He'll turn 29 in June and we don't expect him to be worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues for the 2015-16 campaign.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 10:02:00 AM

Philadelphia forward Matt Read picked up two assists as the Flyers upset the visiting Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Wednesday night.

Read now has 22 assists on the season. Philly defenseman Michael Del Zotto also notched two assists, giving him 19 on the season. Del Zotto and Read both assisted on Michael Raffl's 19th goal of the season, a power-play effort that gave the Flyers their 4-1 lead at 15:55 of the third period. The Flyers earlier built a 3-0 lead on goals by Wayne Simmonds (28th), Ryan White (fifth) and Claude Giroux (22nd).
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 10:38:00 PM

Matt Read (personal) returned to action on Saturday March 21.

Read missed two games to be with his wife for the birth of their child. He had no points and four shots on goal in 17:40 minutes of ice time in his return.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 02:14:00 AM

Matt Read (personal) isn't expected to rejoin the Flyers until Friday in Edmonton prior to Saturday's match.

That means he will miss a second straight game Thursday when the Flyers play on the road game against Calgary. Nick Cousins is slated to suit up in his second career NHL contest.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 02:58:00 PM

Matt Read has left the Flyers to be with his wife for the birth of their child.

The Flyers will play in Vancouver on Tuesday and Calgary on Thursday. Read has seven goals and 27 points in 71 contests in 2014-15. Look for Nick Cousins to be inserted into the lineup as a result of Read's absence.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 11:29:00 AM

Matt Read has a goal and three assists in his last five games.

Read was injured early in the season with a high ankle sprain that he played through but it really affected his game. He is now healthy and starting to score. He has a great spot on a line with Jakub Voracek and Sean Couturier and should continue to pick up points the rest of the season. He is worth a call up if you are in a fairly deep league and need some scoring help.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 08:49:00 AM

Matt Read assisted on both of the Flyers' first two goals in their 3-1 win over the Blues on Thursday night.

They won't go down in highlight reel lore, but Read did much of the unsung grunt work that goes into creating goals. Simply, he won a long two-on-two battle in the corner before dishing out to Michael Del Zotto for his tying goal in the third period. And not two minutes later, he won a puck battle in his own zone and the neutral zone before leading the attack. Finding a streaking Mark Streit for the go-head tally by Wayne Simmonds. Read now has 20 assists and 26 points this season.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 10:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Scott Laughton
4Jordan Weal
5Nick Cousins
LW1Matt Read
2Brayden Schenn
3Michael Raffl
4R.J. Umberger
5Chris VandeVelde
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Sam Gagner
5Ryan White
D1Mark Streit
2Michael Del Zotto
3Nick Schultz
4Andrew MacDonald
5Evgeny Medvedev
6Radko Gudas
7Shayne Gostisbehere
8Brandon Manning
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth