Read's injury dampens spirited win over Penguins
For the Flyers, however, this win might have been a bit hurtful, since Matt Read went out with an injury with 3:24 left in the first period. He was hit by Chris Kunitz and never returned to the game.
Read, who had recently attained top-line status, was off to a fast start with 7 goals and 13 points. According to Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, Read has the old "upper body injury" and he will be re-evaluated today.
You might wonder if that evaluation includes a concussion test. The Flyers are hopeful that the injury doesn't persist, for they need all the offensive weapons they can get.