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Matt Read of Flyers out final five games of season

Forward reportedly has arm injury that would keep him sidelined 6-8 weeks @NHLdotcom

Philadelphia Flyers forward Matt Read will miss the final five games of the regular season with an upper-body injury.

Read, 30, was injured blocking a shot by New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy in a 6-3 win Thursday. CSN Philly reported Read may have broken his arm.

He had 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) in 63 games this season.

The Flyers (37-32-8) are six points behind the Boston Bruins for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia hosts the New Jersey Devils on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; CSN-PH, MSG+, NHL.TV).

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