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Matt Read | Winger

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
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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. Apr 11 - 3:12 PM

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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.
Mar 26 - 10:02 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).
Mar 25 - 10:38 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.
Mar 22 - 2:14 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.
Mar 19 - 2:58 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.
Mar 17 - 11:29 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.
Mar 7 - 8:49 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.
Mar 5 - 10:40 PM

Matt Read scored a goal in a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Read is riding a four-game point streak. He has five goals and 22 points in 56 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 16 - 11:05 AM

Matt Read scored the only Philadelphia marker in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Canadiens.

Read's fourth of the campaign opened the scoring and nearly help up as the winner, but the Canadiens fought back to claim an overtime result. Wayne Simmonds picked up the lone helper on the goal.
Feb 10 - 10:52 PM

Matt Read had a migrane headache on Friday.

GM Ron Hextall said that Read had a 24 hour illness earlier on Saturday and there was some doubt he would be able to go against the Sabres but he stopped throwing up and felt much better, enabling him to play. Read chipped in with an assist and now has 18 points in 46 games.
Jan 18 - 9:31 AM

Matt Read will indeed be in the lineup Saturday night against the Buffalo Sabres.

If you have him, and have no better options, feel free to play him to your heart's content. Read has just three goals and 17 points, 12 PIMs, 25 blocks, 56 hits, and 81 shots through 45 games.
Jan 17 - 7:10 PM

Matt Read will be a game-time decision Saturday night against Buffalo according to GM Ron Hextall, as he's come down with a "24-hour illness".

Aside from the necessary biology lesson, Read is mired in a caree-worst season with just three goals and 17 points, 12 PIMs, 25 blocks, 56 hits, and 81 shots through 45 games.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 17 - 5:36 PM

Matt Read revealed on Wednesday that he's been bothered by a high-ankle sprain for the past two months.

He originally suffered the injury back on Nov. 1 against Florida, but stayed in the lineup. Read has produced just three goals in 43 games this year, but he didn't want to use the injury as an excuse. He has three assists in his past three games and isn't a coincidence that he's feeling better now.
Jan 14 - 5:42 PM

As the NHL moves into the second half of the season, Matt Read has scored only three times.

Read had 22 goals and 40 points in 75 games last season but is nowhere close in 2014-15 as he has to pick up the pace just to get to double digits this season. He does have 13 assists but with only a minus-three rating, Read has little-to-no fantasy value at this time. The one bright light is that he had two assists last game.
Jan 10 - 10:54 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Ryan White
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Nick Cousins
LW1Brayden Schenn
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4R.J. Umberger
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Sam Gagner
4Michael Raffl
5Colin McDonald
D1Mark Streit
2Andrew MacDonald
3Evgeni Medvedev
4Michael Del Zotto
5Luke Schenn
6Nick Schultz
7Radko Gudas
8Brandon Manning
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth