Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Flyers Lose Read for a Month

The Philadelphia Flyers announced on Monday that they will be without the services of forward Matt Read for the next four weeks, due to an upper-body injury suffered in Sunday afternoon's game in Nashville.

The Flyers haven't said anything to the effect of what the injury was, but he only managed to play three shifts in Sunday's game, before leaving and not returning.  Without any word, it's hard to gauge whether or not the injury is more significant than it is or if there is a chance he can return early.

In 27 games this season, Read has 4 goals and 10 points and as of Tuesday morning, was ranked 230th overall in pool scoring.  This will be the first action he'll be missing this season.

This is another unfortunate turn in the pool, for a player picked up in the Waiver Draft and having a delay in getting started for his new team.  Scott, our 8th placed team today, is only 10 points out of the money and in order to get Read, he had dropped a healthy Nail Yakupov in St. Louis.  Of course, Yakupov doesn't play every night, but there was at least going to be a chance for points.

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