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Matt Read | Winger | #24

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
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Matt Read has been sidelined with a lower body injury, and will not play Saturday afternoon against the Bruins.
Read is considered day-to-day. Through 33 games this season the veteran has posted 11 points and 51 hits in 33 games thus far. Jan 14 - 11:46 AM

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Matt Read was pointless in his first game back from an oblique muscle pull.

Read had been out of action since December 4 and may have been able to return earlier but back spasms set him back a bit. He has six goals and 10 points in 28 games thus far and is a fringe fantasy player in deep leagues at this time.
Jan 2 - 8:40 AM

Good news Flyers fans, Matt Read is back and ready to play Sunday against the Ducks.

Read has been out since last playing on Dec. 4th with an oblique muscle pull. He has six goals and 10 points with 44 hits in 27 games this season.
Jan 1 - 1:51 PM

Matt Read (oblique muscle pull) skated Tuesday, but left the session early.

"We knew it would be January," GM Ron Hextall said of Read's full recovery. Read won't be back in the lineup Wednesday and he is doubtful to return before Philadelphia's road trip ends Sunday at Anaheim.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 02:01:00 PM

Matt Read (upper body) might be ready to return Wednesday.

He has been sidelined for the last nine games with an upper-body injury. If he is ready to play then he could be an option for the top line alongside Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Matt Read (upper body) was on the ice Wednesday with his teammates for the first time since he was injured.

He feels he is making some progress, but there is no timetable for his return. Read hasn't played since Dec. 4 because of what is believed to be an oblique muscle pull.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 04:44:00 PM

Matt Read has been moved to injured reserve.

He isn't expected to return until January because of an oblique muscle pull. Read has six goals and 10 points in 27 games this season.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 02:39:00 PM

Matt Read's upper-body injury is reportedly an oblique muscle pull.

Read was hurt when Filip Forsberg knocked him into the net during Sunday's contest. Philadelphia announced that Read is expected to miss four weeks.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:08:00 AM

Matt Read will be sidelined for four weeks with an upper body injury.

Read sustained the injury early in Sunday's game. He has six goals and 10 points in 27 contests in 2016-17.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 05:43:00 PM

Matt Read will skate on the top line Tuesday night.

He is getting a chance to play with Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds after scoring six goals and seven points in the first 13 games of the year. Coach Dave Hakstol has already tried Michael Raffl and Brayden Schenn on the top line this season, but he wants more consistency and chemistry from the combination.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 03:22:00 PM

Matt Read scored a power play goal in Philadelphia's 3-2 shootout win over the New York Islanders.

Read scored with just 58 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at two and force overtime. He now has six goals and one assist in 12 games this season. Travis Konecny also scored for the Flyers, while Claude Giroux scored the winner in the shootout.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 10:38:00 PM

Matt Read is one game shy of his best goal scoring streak.

Read is up to four games in a row and now has five markers this season. It is a marked improvement over the last two seasons where he combined for only 19 goals, including 11 in 2015-16. "It made hockey a little bit more fun," Read said. "The last couple of years have been frustrating. You are battling as much as you can out there to try and get better. Scoring a couple of goals here early gets the confidence high. I enjoy going on the ice every shift and giving it your all and trying to make this team better every shift." The forward can score as he had three straight 20 goal seasons before that so perhaps he has fully recovered from injuries that have plagued him since 2014.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 09:03:00 AM

Matt Read scored on Saturday and now has five goals.

The veteran has combined for only 19 goals over the last two seasons, including 11 last year, so it looks like Read has finally recovered from all the injuries that have been plaguing him over the last two seasons. He had three straight twenty goal seasons before that so as of now we can recommend picking him up in fantasy pools.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 09:36:00 AM

Matt Read scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Flyers found themselves down 4-0 in the second period, but managed to score four unanswered goals to tie the game. Read got the Flyers on the board late in the second period to cut the deficit to 4-1 and he scored the first goal of the third period to make it 4-2. Sean Couturier and Wayne Simmonds also scored for the Flyers, but Chicago answered by scoring the final three goals of the game. After being kept off the scoresheet in the regular season opener, Read has scored three goals in his last two games.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 12:28:00 AM

Matt Read may be looking over his shoulder at the Flyer kids who are challenging for his job on the roster.

Read has had two poor seasons in which he has scored only 19 combined goals after three straight twenty goal seasons. Travis Konecny has been very impressive in camp thus far and is putting up a challenge for a roster spot. "The plan all along with us was to load up ... look at kids and sprinkle some veterans in there," GM Ron Hextall said. "Actually, Reader has had a really good camp. His testing was good. In practice he was really good. We’re happy with Reader." We shall find out shortly if Read will make the roster or not. Stay tuned.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 09:15:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Brayden Schenn
4Nick Cousins
5Roman Lyubimov
LW1Michael Raffl
2Matt Read
3Travis Konecny
4Chris VandeVelde
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Dale Weise
D1Mark Streit
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Michael Del Zotto
4Nick Schultz
5Radko Gudas
6Ivan Provorov
7Brandon Manning
8Andrew MacDonald
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth