EDMONTON, Alberta - Flyers captain Claude Giroux said Thursday's players-only meeting was to "get everybody on the same page."

The meeting was held after the Flyers dropped a 4-1 decision in Calgary, their eighth straight road loss.

"Sometimes it's good for the players to speak up and say what they think. Everyone is frustrated. Everyone is not happy with the situation," said Giroux, whose team plays in Edmonton on Saturday night. "Nine games left and we have to get our things together. . . . We're going to play as a team and stick together here."

The Flyers have just one win in their last seven games (1-4-2).

"I think what's frustrating is, we know how good we can play, how good of a team we are," Giroux said. "We can't put it [together] for 60 minutes. It's been costing us a lot of games this year."

The Flyers have tumbled out of the playoff race.

"It [stinks]. It's the reason you play hockey - to have that rush in the playoffs and try to go as far as you can," Giroux said.

Read returns

Winger Matt Read, who missed the last two games to be with his wife in Minneapolis for the birth of their first child, Roen, rejoined the Flyers and will play Saturday.

"It's obviously a great feeling to have a little girl and have a life-changing moment," Read said Friday after practice in Edmonton. "It's hard to describe the feeling of starting a family. It's awesome."