Matt Read Out With Concussion Symptoms
After missing the past few games with what was classified as an upper body injury, Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren updated Matt Read's health status on Wednesday evening. Read will miss time with post-concussion-type symptoms.
"Well initially I'd say we didn't think [he had a concussion]," Holmgren said. "Now I would say, safe to say, he has symptoms of a concussion."
The injury was believed to have been sustained during the Flyers' 4-1 win in Calgary on New Year's Eve.
Holmgren pointed to Read's difficulties with rapid eye movement while looking for passes. Read passed his baseline tests per league procedure, but over the past several days, he just didn't "feel right," according to Holmgren.
"He won't play through the weekend," Holmgren said, adding that a further update would happen after that time.
"We'll go careful until he starts to feel better."
Read had scored ten goals, and added nine assists in 39 games this season. He had been part of a scalding line with Sean Couturier and Steve Downie. That line's reunion will have to be put on hold for the foreseeable future.