Philly forward Matt Read, who hasn’t played since Dec. 31, has suffered a concussion and will remain sidelined through this weekend, according to Flyers Inside Out.
Read, 27, hasn’t suited up since facing Calgary on New Year’s Eve and has missed Philly’s last three contests. News of the concussion came as a bit of a surprise — the Flyers initially said it wasn’t a concussion because Read passed his baseline test, only to reverse that diagnosis when symptoms later appeared.
“He’s not doing too good,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said, per CSN Philly. “It’s safe to say he has symptoms of a concussion. Initially, he passed all the [baseline] tests that are required by the protocol. Right now, he doesn’t feel right.”
A former Bemidji State standout, Read has 10 goals and 19 points in 39 games this year and is one of the club’s most versatile forwards, averaging nearly 20 minutes per night. He signed a four-year, $14.5 million extension with the Flyers just prior to the start of the regular season.
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger