Matt Read

#24 RW / Philadelphia Flyers / EXP: 6YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 lb Age: 31 College: Bemidji State

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    Flyers' Matt Read: Finishes season in Philadelphia

    Matt Read played in just 25 games over 2017-18 including the playoffs, scoring two goals and logging an assist while averaging 11:18 of ice time.Read was quickly dispatched to the minors after being a regular in the press box to start the season, but he was able to earn a promotion back to the big club on March 8 after collecting 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in the AHL. Although Read's trade used to be depth scoring, he's switched to the role of a defensive forward, as he frequently appeared on the fourth line and with Sean Couturier on the penalty kill down the stretch. The 30-year-old's due to become an unrestricted free agent, and with Philadelphia in the middle of a youth movement, he could very well don a jersey that isn't orange and black in 2018-19.

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    Flyers' Matt Read: Called up from AHL

    Matt Read was recalled from AHL Lehigh Valley on Monday, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.Read started the year with the Philadelphia Flyers, but only played in four games during the month of October. He hung around as a healthy scratch for a while, before the team waived him in November. Since then, the 31-year-old has been plying his trade in the minors. Though the veteran has a pair of 20-goal seasons to his name, those days are far behind him, and Read will likely continue serving as a depth forward with limited upside.

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    Flyers' Matt Read: Placed on waivers

    Matt Read was placed on waivers Monday, Elliotte Friedman of CBC reports.Read has only played in four games this season, and he's averaged a career-low 10:54 of ice time. He's likely heading back to AHL Lehigh Valley.

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    Flyers' Matt Read: Will take ice for season debut

    Matt Read will make his season debut Saturday, when the Philadelphia Flyers play host to the Oilers, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.Recalled from AHL Lehigh Valley on Thursday, Read is needed with the parent club since Jordan Weal (upper body) and Taylor Leier (undisclosed) will each be injured scratches for the Saturday matinee. Read added 10 goals and nine helpers over 63 games with Philly last season.

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    Flyers' Matt Read: Returns to Flyers

    Matt Read was recalled from AHL Lehigh Valley on Thursday.Read had played the past six seasons in Philly, which is why it was something of a surprise that the two-time 20-goal scorer began 2017-18 in the minors. After five minor-league games, in which he scored a single goal, Read finds himself back with the Philadelphia Flyers, though at this point it's unclear whether or not he'll suit up for Thursday's contest with Nashville. Regardless, Read doesn't figure to make much of a fantasy impact even when he's in the lineup.

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    Flyers' Matt Read: Now toiling on waiver wire

    Matt Read was waived by the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, Rick Ralph of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.The writing was on the wall that Read would be deemed expendable. Philly seems keen on offering larger roles to Taylor Leier and Scott Laughton after watching the former dip in offensive production for the third straight year -- he was all the way down to 19 points in 63 games in 2016-17, and a season-ending upper-body injury compounded his troubles. There's little reason to get too caught up with Read from a fantasy perspective.

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    Flyers' Matt Read: Roster spot in jeopardy

    Matt Read, who's coming off a season-ending upper-body injury, is at risk of losing his roster spot with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Courier-Post reports.Read's cap hit of $3.625 million is too large a figure for a depreciating asset coming off a career-worst 19-point season -- his third straight year of declining offensive production. The Flyers are expected to carve out a more substantial role for 23-year-old Scott Laughton, which only adds pressure on Read to reverse the tide in 2017-18. For what it's worth, the Ontario native sounds up for the challenge. "You've got to show up and earn your ice time," he said. "That's kind of why I'm here early, is to be in the best shape I can be and on the ice as much as I can, and when it comes to Day 1, I'll be the best I can be and hopefully given the best opportunity to succeed."

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    Flyers' Matt Read: Done for regular season

    Matt 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 Philadelphia Flyers' chances of rallying enough to sneak into a wild-card playoff spot with a late charge.

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    Flyers' Matt Read: Scores in second straight outing

    Matt 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.

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    Flyers' Matt Read: Struggling in 2017

    Matt 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.

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