Matt Read clears waivers; Flyers send him to Phantoms

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Matt Read will join the Phantoms.

SAN JOSE — As expected, veteran winger Matt Read cleared waivers Tuesday and was sent to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Flyers’ AHL farm team.

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That means the Flyers will have five rookies on the roster to start a season for the first time since 1992: Nolan Patrick, Taylor Leier, Robert Hagg, Sam Morin, and Travis Sanheim.

The status of defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere should be known after Tuesday’s practice.