Player Page

Matt Read | Winger | #24

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Matt Read has been placed on waivers by Philadelphia.
Read was waived by the Flyers at the start of the season and he played five games with Lehigh Valley of the AHL before coming back to the NHL. Presumably, he is back on waivers again, so that the team can bring up a defenseman to replace Radko Gudas, who was suspended for 10 games. Read has played in only four games with the Flyers this year. Nov 20 - 12:21 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Matt Read will be a healthy scratch for the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild.

Read was projected to be a scratch against the Wild this evening and the Flyers confirmed it just before game time. He'll sit out tonight's game with Mark Alt.
Nov 14 - 7:57 PM

Matt Read is projected to be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

Read hasn't been used in a game since Oct. 30. Although he reached the 20-goal milestone twice in his career, his role with the Flyers is minimal at this point.
Nov 14 - 7:29 AM

Matt Read won't be in the lineup for the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. He'll be a healthy scratch against the Minnesota Wild.

Read will sit for a fifth straight game as a healthy scratch. He is pointless in four games this season.
Nov 11 - 6:51 PM

Matt Read will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Chicago.

This will be Read's fourth straight game in the press box. He has no points in four games this season. Mark Alt will also serve as a healthy scratch for the Flyers tonight.
Nov 9 - 6:58 PM

Matt Read will be a healthy scratch as the Philadelphia Flyers take on the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.

Read has no points and is a +1 in four games so far this season. The forward didn't make the club out of training camp but was recalled early on. He has been scratched for the third straight game. Will O'Neill will join him in the press box.
Nov 4 - 7:35 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have scratched Matt Read for their game against the St. Louis Blues.

Read is the only healthy body in the press box. He is joined by Andrew MacDonald (lower body), Nolan Patrick (upper body), Shayne Gostisbehere (upper body), and Radko Gudas (upper body). Read has zero points in four games this season.
Nov 2 - 8:13 PM

Matt Read will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Read hasn't registered a single point in four games with the Flyers this season. Will O'Neill, who was recalled from the minors, will also watch the game from the press box.
Nov 1 - 7:52 PM

Matt Read will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Predators.

Read was recalled from the minors today, but he won't see any action tonight. He has one goal in five AHL games this season. Brandon Manning will also serve as a healthy scratch, while Jordan Weal is out for an unspecified reason.
Oct 19 - 7:00 PM

Matt Read has been summoned by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Read failed to make the Flyers out of training camp after logging 418 with Philadelphia over the previous six campaigns. He has a goal in five AHL games this season.
Oct 19 - 3:37 PM

Matt Read has been assigned to Lehigh Valley of the AHL.

The Flyers will still be charged $2.6 million against their cap. Read produced 10 goals and nine assists in 63 games last season. He hasn't played in the minors since 2010-11 when he skated in 11 contests with the Phantoms following his fourth campaign with Bemidji State University.
Oct 3 - 12:31 PM

Matt Read has been put on waivers by Philadelphia.

The move indicates that Philadelphia is worried about the status of injured blueliner Shayne Gostisbehere, who was hurt Sunday. The Flyers will carry eight defenders into the regular season and could have the option of sending Read to the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms if he clears.
Oct 2 - 6:09 PM

Matt Read is confident heading into the final days of training camp.

The Flyers are set to play against Boston tonight and it could end up being Read's last game with the squad if he doesn't make the team. "I don’t worry about it at all," said Read. "I feel like I should be on the team. I don’t know anything about it at all. I just worry about getting ready for the season and taking care of my body and being ready to go the first day of the season." Philadelphia does have one other preseason game on Sunday, but that one is likely to be used to gear up for the regular season, so Read would probably only participate in it if he made the team. Read has played in 418 career NHL games with Philadelphia, but he's in the final season of his contract and it's not clear if there's still a role for him ahead of youngsters like Taylor Leier and Oskar Lindblom. Read was limited to 10 goals and 19 points in 63 games last season.
Sep 28 - 6:37 PM

Matt Read might be a buyout candidate for the Flyers.

Read has one more season left on his contract at a $3.625 million cap hit. Philadelphia's roster could be a bit more crowded in 2017-18 if the No. 2 overall pick in the draft makes the jump right away to the NHL. However, another buyout may be unlikely since the Flyers will still have a $1.5 million charge against the cap because of R.J. Umberger.
Jun 13 - 3:47 PM

Matt Read will miss the next six-to-eight weeks with an upper-body injury.

Read blocked a shot off his arm on Thursday, so the problem is question is likely a broken arm. With so little time left in the 2016-17 campaign, Read is out for the rest of the regular season. The Flyers are a long shot to make the playoffs at this point, so we probably won't see Read again until training camp.
Mar 31 - 1:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sean Couturier
2Nolan Patrick
3Valtteri Filppula
4Jori Lehtera
LW1Claude Giroux
2Jordan Weal
3Travis Konecny
4Scott Laughton
5Taylor Leier
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Dale Weise
4Michael Raffl
D1Ivan Provorov
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Andrew MacDonald
4Radko Gudas
5Robert Hagg
6Brandon Manning
7Travis Sanheim
8Mark Alt
G1Brian Elliott
2Michal Neuvirth
3Anthony Stolarz