The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have recalled 6'0", 200-pound forward Ryan Ready from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, according to General Manager Bob Clarke. Ready will be available to play in tonight's Flyers-NY Islanders game at the Wachovia Center. Ready has been assigned uniform number #14.
Ready, 27, was scoreless in one game for the Flyers this season. He made his NHL debut at the New York Islanders on November 29. In 15 games for the Phantoms this season, he has recorded five goals and three assists for eight points and 24 penalty minutes. Ready missed the first 20 games of the Phantoms' season due to a groin injury sustained in Training Camp. He also missed 13 games with the Flyers due to an adductor strain that he re-injured in the game at the NY Islanders on November 29. He was reassigned to the Phantoms on December 29.
A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Ready was signed as a free agent by the Flyers on August 23, 2004. He posted seven goals and 18 assists for 25 points and 104 penalty minutes in 72 regular season games for the Phantoms during the 2004-05 season. He added 13 points (2G,11A) and six penalty minutes in 19 playoff games as the Phantoms won the 2005 Calder Cup Championship.
In seven professional seasons with Syracuse (AHL - 1999-2000), Kansas City (IHL - 2000-01), Manitoba (AHL - 2001-02 to 2003-04 ), Worcester (AHL - 2003-04), the Phantoms (2004-05 & 2005-06) and the Flyers (2005-06), Ready has recorded 82 goals and 129 assists for 211 points and 452 penalty minutes in 445 games. He was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.