Matt Read
RW FA
3 weeks ago

Read was waived by the Wild on Saturday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Read fell out of favor in Philadelphia, but he signed a one-year two way deal with the Wild this summer. From a fantasy hockey perspective, it's never a good look when a veteran forward toils in the minors, and that happened all too often for Read in his final season contracted by the Flyers. Based on him being waived Saturday, it doesn't appear that he'll be bucking that trend despite a change of scenery.

Matt Read
RW FA
3 months ago

Read signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Wild on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Read appeared in 19 games with the Flyers last season and managed to score one goal, and he also appeared in 33 games for Lehigh Valley of the AHL and posted 16 total points. The 32-year-old has spent each of the last seven years with the Flyers, recording 87 goals and 100 assists in that span, but he will now return to where in played college hockey in Minnesota for his eighth NHL season.

Matt Read
RW FA
6 months ago

Read played in just 25 games over 2017-18, scoring two goals and logging an assist while averaging 11:18 of ice time.

EDGE Analysis

After making the opening day roster Read was quickly dispatched to the minors after being a regular in the press box, but was able to earn a promotion back to the big club 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 into 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.

Matt Read
RW FA
8 months ago

Read was recalled from AHL Lehigh Valley on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Read started the year with the Flyers, but only played in four games during the month of October. He hung around as a healthy scratch for a while after that before being waived in November. Since then, the 31-year-old has been plying his trade in the minors. Though the veteran has two 20-goal seasons to his name those days are behind him, and Read will likely serve as a depth forward with limited upside.

Matt Read
RW FA
11 months ago

Read was placed on waivers Monday, Elliotte Friedman of CBC reports.

EDGE Analysis

Read has only played in four games this season, and he's averaged a career-low 10:54 per game in ice time. He's likely heading back to AHL Lehigh Valley.

Matt Read
RW FA
12 months ago

Read will make his season debut Saturday, when the Flyers play host to the Oilers, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

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 the matinee. Read added 10 goals and nine helpers over 63 games with Philly last season.

Matt Read
RW FA
12 months ago

Read was recalled from AHL Lehigh Valley on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

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 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.

Matt Read
RW FA
1 year ago

Read was waived by the Flyers on Monday, Rick Ralph of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Matt Read
RW FA
1 year ago

Read, who's coming off a season-ending upper-body injury, is at risk of losing his roster spot with the Flyers, the Courier-Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

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, and also the third straight year in which his offensive production slipped. 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 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."

Matt Read
RW FA
2 years ago

Read will miss 6-to-8 weeks with an upper-body injury.

EDGE Analysis

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.