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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 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

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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

Matt Read practiced alongside Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek.

That would be a boost for Read if the Flyers stick with that line Thursday night. Read has nine goals and 17 points in 58 contests this season.
Mar 23 - 11:08 AM

Matt Read should draw back into the lineup on Thursday.

Read was a healthy scratch for Monday's game. With Travis Konecny now sidelined for the next four-to-six weeks though, Read isn't likely to spend time in the press box for that duration. Read has seven goals and 12 points in 40 games this season.
Feb 8 - 6:09 AM

Matt Read will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

With Travis Konecny returning to the lineup after a two-game benching, the Flyers have decided to sit Read, who has just one goal in his last 28 contests. Read has seven goals and 12 points in 40 games this season. Michael Del Zotto will also sit out tonight.
Feb 6 - 6:55 PM

Matt Read (lower body) returned to action on Saturday.

It was a non-descript return for Read as he had a couple of hits in 11:44 of action which included 2:51 on the penalty kill. He has 11 points in 34 games this season and has little-to-no fantasy value.
Jan 22 - 2:29 AM

Matt Read (lower body) might be back in the lineup on Saturday.

He skated alongside Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux during Friday's practice. Read has sat out the last two games for the Flyers due to a lower-leg injury.
Jan 21 - 9:14 AM

Matt Read has been sidelined with a lower body injury, and will not play Saturday afternoon against the Bruins.

Read is considered day-to-day. Through 33 games this season the veteran has posted 11 points and 51 hits in 33 games thus far.
Jan 14 - 11:46 AM

Matt Read was pointless in his first game back from an oblique muscle pull.

Read had been out of action since December 4 and may have been able to return earlier but back spasms set him back a bit. He has six goals and 10 points in 28 games thus far and is a fringe fantasy player in deep leagues at this time.
Jan 2 - 8:40 AM

Good news Flyers fans, Matt Read is back and ready to play Sunday against the Ducks.

Read has been out since last playing on Dec. 4th with an oblique muscle pull. He has six goals and 10 points with 44 hits in 27 games this season.
Jan 1 - 1:51 PM

Matt Read (oblique muscle pull) skated Tuesday, but left the session early.

"We knew it would be January," GM Ron Hextall said of Read's full recovery. Read won't be back in the lineup Wednesday and he is doubtful to return before Philadelphia's road trip ends Sunday at Anaheim.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 02:01:00 PM

Matt Read (upper body) might be ready to return Wednesday.

He has been sidelined for the last nine games with an upper-body injury. If he is ready to play then he could be an option for the top line alongside Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Matt Read (upper body) was on the ice Wednesday with his teammates for the first time since he was injured.

He feels he is making some progress, but there is no timetable for his return. Read hasn't played since Dec. 4 because of what is believed to be an oblique muscle pull.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 04:44:00 PM

Matt Read has been moved to injured reserve.

He isn't expected to return until January because of an oblique muscle pull. Read has six goals and 10 points in 27 games this season.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 02:39:00 PM

Matt Read's upper-body injury is reportedly an oblique muscle pull.

Read was hurt when Filip Forsberg knocked him into the net during Sunday's contest. Philadelphia announced that Read is expected to miss four weeks.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Valtteri Filppula
4Nolan Patrick
5Jori Lehtera
6Michael Vecchione
LW1Travis Konecny
2Jordan Weal
3Michael Raffl
4Scott Laughton
5Oskar Lindblom
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Dale Weise
4Matt Read
D1Ivan Provorov
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nick Schultz
5Radko Gudas
6Brandon Manning
7Travis Sanheim
8Samuel Morin
G1Brian Elliott
2Michal Neuvirth
3Anthony Stolarz