Matt Read RW FA 6 days ago
Read was reassigned to AHL Iowa on Sunday.
Read was with the big club for two games but was a healthy scratch for both. The 32-year-old's return to minors could be a good sign for the health of Matt Hendricks (undisclosed).
Matt Read RW FA 1 week ago
Read was recalled from AHL Iowa on Thursday.
Eric Staal (illness) and Matt Hendricks (undisclosed) are dealing with their respective issues ahead of Thursday night's contest against the Kings, so Read will be on hand as a reinforcement option in case either of the aforementioned players ends up needing more time. Either way, Read is not a recommended fantasy play as a guy whose playing time depends on the health of others.
Matt Read RW FA 2 weeks ago
The Wild reassigned Read to AHL Iowa on Wednesday.
Read's demotion to the minors suggests Matt Hendricks (lower body) is likely nearing a return to the lineup. The 32-year-old winger will continue to be one of the first players Minnesota turns to when dealing with injuries up front, but he won't have any fantasy value in 2018-19.
Matt Read RW FA 1 month ago
The Wild recalled Read from AHL Iowa on Wednesday.
Matt Hendricks is currently day-to-day with a lower-body injury, so Read will likely fill in on Minnesota's fourth line if Hendricks is unable to go Friday against the Stars. The former Flyer has tallied one assist in three AHL appearances this campaign.
Matt Read RW FA 2 months ago
Read was waived by the Wild on Saturday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
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 4 months ago
Read signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Wild on Monday.
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 7 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.
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 9 months ago
Read was recalled from AHL Lehigh Valley on Monday.
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 12 months ago
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 per game in ice time. He's likely heading back to AHL Lehigh Valley.
Matt Read RW FA 1 year ago
Read will make his season debut Saturday, when the 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 the matinee. Read added 10 goals and nine helpers over 63 games with Philly last season.