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Flyers’ Read sits out Wednesday with lower-body injury

Phoenix Coyotes v Philadelphia Flyers

at the Wells Fargo Center on October 11, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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The Philadelphia Flyers were without Matt Read against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.

He sat out due to a lower-body injury and as now listed as day-to-day, according to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren in a statement released by the club.

The Flyers scored twice in the span of 40 seconds in the final two minutes of regulation to close Tampa Bay’s three-goal lead down to just one, but eventually lost 4-2.

In 23 games this season, the 27-year-old Read has eight goals and 11 points. The injury apparently occurred on a recent shot block.

“I just blocked a shot in the wrong spot,” said Read, as per CSN Philadelphia. “My skate doesn’t fit properly right now. I’ll take a couple days off and hopefully, let that swelling go down. We’ll see.”

“You want to play at 100 percent but if you can’t, you feel you can’t help the team so you let someone else healthy take your spot.”

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