Flyers right winger Matt Read, who led NHL rookies with 24 goals last season, is headed to Sweden to play during the owner-imposed lockout.
That means five Flyers will be playing overseas: Read, Ilya Bryzgalov, Jake Voracek, Rusland Fedotenko and Wayne Simmonds. Simmonds in playing in Germany, and Bryzgalov, Voracek and Fedotenko are playing in Russia.
Danny Brriere and Claude Giroux are contemplating offers to play in Europe, and Nick Grossmann may join Read's team in Sweden.
Read will play with Allsvenskan club Södertälje SK. He was a teammate at Bemidji State with one of the SSK players, Emil Billberg, according to Flyers blogger Bill Meltzer.