Read will miss 6-to-8 weeks with an upper-body injury. Read, who has logged 10 goals and 19 points in 63 games to date, will thus miss the rest of the regular season, with his injury representing a hit to the Flyers' chances of rallying enough to sneak into a wild-card playoff spot with a late charge.
Read scored an unassisted goal during Thursday's win over Minnesota. Read has seen his fantasy stock decline consistently over the past three years, and he's registered just 10 goals and 18 points this season. Those numbers don't tip the virtual scales enough to warrant ownership in the majority of seasonal settings. It's also worth noting that the 30-year-old winger will enter the final year of his contract with Philadelphia next season, which will likely prove to be a make-or-break campaign for him.
Read has just one goal and three points through his past 19 games since Jan. 1. Read is well on his way to his third consecutive decline in the points column since registering a career-high 40 points during the 2013-14 campaign. The 30-year-old winger is hardly a reliable real-world player at this point, so it's hard to view him as a viable fantasy asset in any setting.
Read (lower body) is expected to return to the lineup versus the Devils on Saturday evening, Philly.com reports. Under normal circumstances, fantasy owners of Read would be excited about his line assignment with savvy veteran Claude Giroux and the instinctual Michael Raffl, but Grioux hasn't been playing a lick of defense as evidenced by his minus-12 rating in the past 10 games, and Raffl hasn't hit the scoresheet in the last five. Still, Read -- with his impressive speed on the rush and ability to play in all situations -- could prove to be the ingredient the Flyers had been missing on the path to success.
Read (lower body) is not in the lineup again for Sunday's contest against the Capitals, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports. Read skipped Saturday's game against Boston due to the lower-body ailment and it appears he'll rest through the team's bye week. Following Sunday's contest, the Flyers don' play again until next Saturday against the Devils, giving the veteran plenty of time to heal. The team should update the veteran's status ahead of the game, but his 11 points (six goals, five assists) don't make Read the most intriguing of fantasy options.
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