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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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Matt Read will skate on the top line Tuesday night.
He is getting a chance to play with Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds after scoring six goals and seven points in the first 13 games of the year. Coach Dave Hakstol has already tried Michael Raffl and Brayden Schenn on the top line this season, but he wants more consistency and chemistry from the combination. Nov 8 - 3:22 PM

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Matt Read scored a power play goal in Philadelphia's 3-2 shootout win over the New York Islanders.

Read scored with just 58 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at two and force overtime. He now has six goals and one assist in 12 games this season. Travis Konecny also scored for the Flyers, while Claude Giroux scored the winner in the shootout.
Nov 3 - 10:38 PM

Matt Read is one game shy of his best goal scoring streak.

Read is up to four games in a row and now has five markers this season. It is a marked improvement over the last two seasons where he combined for only 19 goals, including 11 in 2015-16. "It made hockey a little bit more fun," Read said. "The last couple of years have been frustrating. You are battling as much as you can out there to try and get better. Scoring a couple of goals here early gets the confidence high. I enjoy going on the ice every shift and giving it your all and trying to make this team better every shift." The forward can score as he had three straight 20 goal seasons before that so perhaps he has fully recovered from injuries that have plagued him since 2014.
Oct 24 - 9:03 AM

Matt Read scored on Saturday and now has five goals.

The veteran has combined for only 19 goals over the last two seasons, including 11 last year, so it looks like Read has finally recovered from all the injuries that have been plaguing him over the last two seasons. He had three straight twenty goal seasons before that so as of now we can recommend picking him up in fantasy pools.
Oct 23 - 9:36 AM

Matt Read scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Flyers found themselves down 4-0 in the second period, but managed to score four unanswered goals to tie the game. Read got the Flyers on the board late in the second period to cut the deficit to 4-1 and he scored the first goal of the third period to make it 4-2. Sean Couturier and Wayne Simmonds also scored for the Flyers, but Chicago answered by scoring the final three goals of the game. After being kept off the scoresheet in the regular season opener, Read has scored three goals in his last two games.
Oct 19 - 12:28 AM

Matt Read may be looking over his shoulder at the Flyer kids who are challenging for his job on the roster.

Read has had two poor seasons in which he has scored only 19 combined goals after three straight twenty goal seasons. Travis Konecny has been very impressive in camp thus far and is putting up a challenge for a roster spot. "The plan all along with us was to load up ... look at kids and sprinkle some veterans in there," GM Ron Hextall said. "Actually, Reader has had a really good camp. His testing was good. In practice he was really good. We’re happy with Reader." We shall find out shortly if Read will make the roster or not. Stay tuned.
Oct 3 - 9:15 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

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