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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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After two porous seasons, Matt Read needs to establish himself once again.
Read averaged 23 goals in his first three seasons in the NHL but has scored only 19 goals combined in the last two years. He had a high ankle sprain two seasons ago and needed thumb surgery during the recent off-season so health has been a factor. Read worked out with a trainer in the off-season and that should help. Look for a return to near the 20 goal mark if he sees top-six minutes with the Flyers. Sep 25 - 9:46 AM

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Matt Read has undergone thumb surgery.

Read is expected to need four weeks to recover, so this shouldn't factor into his fantasy value at all. He had 11 goals and 26 points in 79 games in 2015-16.
Jun 17 - 12:04 PM

Matt Read hopes to improve offensively in 2016-17 by getting in front of the net more often.

"Not many guys can shoot from the top of the circles and score 50 every year," Read said. "You’ve got to learn how to score goals — it gets harder and harder every year obviously with video and how everyone’s concentrating on every little aspect of defensive hockey." Read is coming off a season where he had 11 goals and 26 points in 79 contests. He has two seasons left on his four-year, $14.5 million deal.
May 6 - 10:36 AM

Matt Read will stay in the lineup for Game 3 on Monday night.

He was viewed as candidate to sit, but the Flyers won't make any lineup changes despite trailing 2-0 in the series against Washington. Read hasn't scored a goal in is 18 straight games, including the first two in the playoffs.
Apr 18 - 2:28 PM

Matt Read is expected to play Tuesday after he took a shot off his knee on Sunday.

He is projected to skate with Nick Cousins and Brayden Schenn on the second unit. Read has nine goals and nine assists in 18 games this season.
Feb 16 - 6:14 PM

Matt Read will return to the Flyers' lineup in Sunday's match with the Rangers.

Read had missed the previous two games as a healthy scratch amidst his worst season as a pro. Read has but nine goals and 18 points and little else to show for his efforts across 51 games this season.
Feb 14 - 2:09 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Boyd Gordon
4Scott Laughton
5Jordan Weal
6Nick Cousins
7Roman Lyubimov
LW1Matt Read
2Brayden Schenn
3Michael Raffl
4Chris VandeVelde
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Dale Weise
5Cole Bardreau
D1Mark Streit
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Michael Del Zotto
4Andrew MacDonald
5Nick Schultz
6Radko Gudas
7Brandon Manning
8Samuel Morin
9Ivan Provorov
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth