MATT READ RUMORS & GOSSIP
After missing the last seven games, rookie winger Michael Raffl was told he would be back in the Flyers’ lineup Wednesday night against Tampa Bay.
“It’s never fun to sit and watch the game, so it’s going to be fun tonight,” Raffl said after the morning skate at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Raffl replaced Matt Read, who was sidelined by a lower-body injury that is not beleived...
Ask anybody who’s been watching the Philadelphia Flyers over the past two weeks who their best line has been and they’ll reply the Sean Couturier, Matt Read, and Steve Downie line. Since Downie returned from the injury he suffered in his first game back as a Flyer, the line has some impressive numbers; a combined 6 goals, 11 assists, for 17 points in 6 games. And if you’re...
Matt Read scored two goals, Steve Mason made 36 saves, and the streaking Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Saturday night.
The Flyers evened their record (10-10-2) for the first time this season with their sixth win in seven games. They are 6-0-1 in that span and 9-3-2 since a 1-7 start.
Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn also had goals for Philadelphia...
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12 days ago
The Philadelphia Flyers took one step closer to reaching the .500 mark, defeating the Buffalo Sabres by a 4-1 count at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night. The Flyer have won five of their last six games (5-0-1) and have improved their season record to 9-10-2 after stumbling out of the blocks to a 1-7-0 start.
Matt Read scored a pair of goals for the Flyers, assisted by...
Matt Read scored a pair of goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to their fifth win in six games, 4-1 over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
Vincent Lecavalier also scored and Scott Hartnell added an empty-net goal for the Flyers, who set a season-high with 46 shots.
Read's goals came 1:40 apart late in the second period. Steve Downie and Sean Couturier assisted on both...
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14 days ago
After what has already been, arguably, Paul Holmgren’s most impressive offseason to date he went and re-signed Matt Read to a bargain of a four year contract on Friday. At four years and only $3.625 million on the cap, my initial reaction was elation at the cap number. I had thought for some time now, that the Flyers might have to trade Read because of their young nucleus of players...
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* The Flyers announced yesterday that they have signed Matt Read to a four-year contract extension. The deal is worth $14.5 million, with an annual cap hit of $3.625 million. Basically, Read received in the neighborhood of what his market value would have been as an unrestricted free agent this summer. Having UFA leverage drives a player's cost higher than...
Matt Read scored 11 goals and recorded 24 points last season.
Among the Flyers many rookie leaders from 2011-12, Matt Read
stood out. He jumped out to a hot start and into the spotlight.
The 2012-13 season was not a highlight year for Read. He
struggled early. He suffered a devastating injury just as he started to
improve. But the Flyers have intentions to keep Read around...
The Philadelphia Flyers say they have signed forward Matt Read to a four-year, $14.5 million contract extension.
Read, who had 11 goals and 13 assists in 42 games last season, is now under contract for five years. He led NHL rookies with 24 goals during the 2011-12 season.
''We're excited and happy we finally got it done,'' general manager Paul Holmgren said...
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September 20, 2013
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As late as Tuesday evening, the diagnosis on Matt Read was that he was healing, but would likely need three more weeks to heal after sustaining torn rib cage muscles February 20th vs. Pittsburgh.
Read, though, was eager to return to the Flyers, who could use the young Forward's skills as they try to fight their way into playoff contention. Read lead the team with 13 points...