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When the 2013/14 season begins in a little more than two weeks, Philadelphia Flyers’ winger Matt Read will be among one of the biggest bargains to be had for any of the 30 NHL teams.
Heading into the final year of a three-year entry-level pact that pays him $900,000 annually, Read will become an unrestricted free agent if not re-signed before next summer.
After a 24-goal, 47-point rookie season, the graduate of Bemidji State University got off to a pretty decent start last year. He notched seven goals and 13 points in his first 17 contests, but was slowed after suffering a rib cartilage injury against the Pittsburgh Penguins in late-February. He missed just six games before probably returning prematurely in an effort to bolster his fading club’s offensive struggles on the way to posting 11 goals and 24 points in 42 games.
Read is one of the players headed to Ontario today to play in games in London Sunday and Toronto Monday night ag...