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Matt Read | Winger | #24

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
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Matt Read posted a goal on three shots, while adding a blocked shot and two hits in Game 5 in Pittsburgh on Friday night.
Read sealed Philadelphia's victory with an empty-net marker. The Ontario native was mostly a non-factor through the first four games of the series, going scoreless with one shot on goal with four penalty minutes. Game 6 is set for Sunday back in Philadelphia. Apr 20 - 10:03 PM

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Matt Read was terrific on the penalty kill Thursday as the Penguins were unable to score in four attempts.

Read spent most of the season in the minors and while the former 20-goal scorer had only one goal this season in 19 games, he was a valuable March addition as he helped out the penalty kill give up only five goals on 33 chances. The Penguins had the NHL's best power play in the regular season with 68 goals but have managed to score only once in two games. "I think we frustrated them the first couple of power plays," Read said. "When they’re frustrated, they’re trying to make more seam passes. It just made it easier for us. We took away their seam passes, kept them outside and (Brian Elliott) made a couple big saves for us."
Apr 15 - 8:44 AM

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

Read has no points and a plus-1 rating in four games this season. The 31-year-old won't have any fantasy value going forward. Johnny Oduya and Jordan Weal will also watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 1 - 6:56 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled Matt Read from the minors.

Read had been a good scorer for the Flyers but that was a few years ago and he no longer has fantasy value. He was sent to the minors three months ago after playing only four games with the Flyers and had seven goals and 16 points in 33 AHL games. That's not great.
Feb 26 - 3:45 PM

Matt Read has been sent to the minors.

Philadelphia waived Read on Monday and he went unclaimed. He's a former 22-goal scorer, but the Flyers have only dressed him in four games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 11:53:00 AM

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.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 12:21:00 PM

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.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 07:57:00 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.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 07:29:00 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.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 06:51:00 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.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 06:58:00 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.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 07:35:00 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.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 08:13:00 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.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 07:52:00 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.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 07:00:00 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.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 03:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sean Couturier
2Nolan Patrick
3Valtteri Filppula
4Jori Lehtera
LW1Claude Giroux
2Travis Konecny
3Scott Laughton
4Jordan Weal
5Taylor Leier
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Matt Read
5Dale Weise
D1Shayne Gostisbehere
2Ivan Provorov
3Andrew MacDonald
4Radko Gudas
5Brandon Manning
6Robert Hagg
7Johnny Oduya
G1Brian Elliott
2Petr Mrazek
3Dustin Tokarski
4Michal Neuvirth