Over the past few days, Matt Read has been listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. As the days have progressed and the Flyers keep playing without him, more and more speculation has arisen that the Flyers forward might be dealing with something more serious.
General manager Paul Holmgren met with the media last night to discuss the injured forward and it was not what fans wanted to hear. "Safe to say he has symptoms of a concussion," according to Holmgren.
"He’s still not doing too good. So we’ll just keep monitoring him. Initially he passed all of the tests that are required by the protocol, but now he doesn’t feel right. So that’s the way we’re treating it now.”
As for a possible return date for Read, Holmgren was direct. "He won’t play through the weekend, so after that we’ll maybe have an update.”
Read, 27, hasn't played since the Flyers 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on December 31st. He is still tied for sixth on the team in total points with 19. After a slow start, Read has 10 goals and nine assists in 39 games this season. He signed a four-year, $14.5 million extension with the Flyers in September.
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