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Matt Read | Winger

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
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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

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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

Matt Read started Friday's game on the first line with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek but was back with Sean Couturier by the third period.

Read struggled on the top line so coach Craig Berube went back to Michael Raffl. Read has only three goals and 14 points in 38 games this season so if he is in your lineup, it better be a very deep league.
Jan 3 - 9:28 AM

Matt Read had two assists on Saturday in the Flyers 7-4 win over Toronto.

Read has a goal and five points in his last five games as he has finally started scoring again. The winger has three goals and 10 points in 32 games but had gone eight straight games without a point before his current streak.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:51:00 AM

Left winger Matt Read scored a goal and added two assists as the Flyers downed the New York Rangers 4-2 Tuesday night in exhibition play in Philadelphia.

Wayne Simmonds contributed to Philly's offense with a goal and an assist while Mark Streit chipped in with two assists. Nicklas Grossmann and Sean Couturier scored the other goals for the Flyers. Anthony Duclair and Carl Hagelin had the Rangers' goals. Dominic Moore assisted on both. Ray Emery was the winning goalie, blocking 24 of the 26 New York shots he faced. Cam Talbot allowed three goals on 22 shots in the Rangers' net. Jason Missiaen allowed no goals on seven Philly shots.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 09:56:00 PM

Matt Read had a goal and an assist in Philadelphia's 5-2 victory on Sunday.

Read had been held off the scoresheet in his previous six games. He now has 21 goals and 38 points in 71 contests in 2013-14. The 27-year-old is likely to get 40-50 points next season.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Matt Read netted his 20th goal of the season on Monday.

Read has reached the 20-goal milestone in two of his three campaigns, with the shortened season being the only exception. Despite that, his fantasy value is limited in standard leagues and at the age of 27, we doubt he's going to take a major step up in the years to come.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 10:57:00 AM

Matt Read had an assist in Philadelphia's 3-2 overtime win against Chicago.

That extends Read's point streak to three games. He now has 19 goals and 35 points in 61 contests in 2013-14.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Matt Read potted a shorthanded goal in Philadelphia's 4-3 victory against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

He scored on a Flyers' penalty kill against the Penguins on Saturday as well and is currently tied for the NHL lead with four shorthanded tallies on the year.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Matt Read potted a pair of goals in Philadelphia's 4-0 victory versus Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon.

He now has 18 markers and 33 points in 59 appearances. He also scored once shorthanded to give him three on the campaign. Sean Couturier assisted on both of Read's goals. Scott Hartnell had a power-play goal in the win.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Ryan White
4Chris VandeVelde
5Vincent Lecavalier
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
5Zac Rinaldo
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jay Rosehill
D1Mark Streit
2Andrew MacDonald
3Radko Gudas
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery