The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have recalled forward Matt Read from their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Read will be available for tonight's Flyers-Predators game at the Wells Fargo Center (7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Philadelphia and 97.5 The Fanatic).
With the Phantoms, Read has appeared in all five games recording one goal and a plus-1 rating with seven shots. During Flyers training camp, he also played in four preseason games for the Flyers, recording four shots on goal.
He was originally loaned to Lehigh Valley on Oct. 3, prior to the club sending in their 23-man roster to the NHL to begin the season. An injury to defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere in the final preseason game had the Flyers keep eight defensemen for their travel to California for the season opening road trip.
The move brings the Flyers roster 23 players with 14 forwards and seven defensemen as they prepare to take on Nashville in the third of their five-game homestand, which they are currently 2-0-0.