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Colin McDonald | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
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Colin McDonald has been placed on waivers by the New York Islanders.
McDonald has played in just two games this season. He might have gotten more playing time had the Islanders not acquired Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy before the start of the season. Wed, Oct 22, 2014 12:40:00 PM

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Colin McDonald could draw into the New York Islanders lineup for the first time this season.

McDonald had eight goals and 18 points in 70 games last season but has been a healthy scratch through the first four contests of this season, all Islander wins. He would replace the injured Mikhail Grabovski in the lineup as Grabo is out indefinitely with an upper body injury.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 08:07:00 AM

Colin McDonald tallied two assists in the Islanders' 4-2 win on Tuesday night.

McDonald has 18 points through 63 games this season. It was his second multipoint effort in the past four games, as the 29 year old had two goals and an assist against Carolina on Mar. 25.
Tue, Apr 1, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Colin McDonald caught fire Tuesday night, scoring twice and adding an assist to help the Isles past the Canes 5-4.

McDonald now has 16 points through 60 games, and needs just one point to topple his career high of 17 set last year.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 11:29:00 PM

Colin McDonald found the back of the net in the Islanders' 3-2 overtime victory Tuesday night.

McDonald has five goals and 10 points in 52 games this season. He's a physical forward with 156 hits, but has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 09:44:00 AM

Colin McDonald played on Monday after spending four straight games in the press box.

McDonald registered an assist and logged 14:33 minutes in his return. "The thing I learned the most is just how much I love playing the game," he said, referring to his time as a healthy scratch. "When they take that away from you, it kind of hits home. It just makes you realize how bad you want to be here. I'm just going to make sure that doesn't happen again, I want to get that chip back on my shoulder."
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 10:00:00 AM

Colin McDonald will dress for the Islanders Thursday night after missing five games with a hip injury.

He tried to play through the injury before eventually sitting out. McDonald has one goal and a minus-7 rating in nine games this season.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 06:43:00 PM

Colin McDonald is glad to finally have some stability in his professional career.

"Just being able to get to camp early and move in my place and not have to be in a hotel for camp it's my seventh year pro now and I haven't had a chance to do this before so it's just very, it's a different experience for me, but I'm just very happy I'm in this situation now," said McDonald. He played in 45 games with the Islanders last season and he contributed 17 points along with 120 hits and 32 penalty minutes.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 07:43:00 AM

If the New York Islanders needed reassurance about their abilities, they got them from the Pittsburgh Penguins after they were eliminated from the playoffs in overtime Saturday night.

"Going through the [handshake] line, hearing what some of their guys said . . . 'You guys are a good team,'" Islanders forward Colin McDonald said. "I don't think a lot of guys around here have heard that in a while."
Sun, May 12, 2013 11:28:00 AM

Colin McDonald scored two goals for the Islanders in a 4-3 shootout victory over Philadelphia on Thursday.

McDonald has registered only 13 points in 31 contests this season so he's likely not worthy of a roster spot in your league. John Tavares scored the other Islanders' goal in the game.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 10:14:00 PM

Colin McDonald is questionable Saturday due to an illness.

McDonald recently inked a two-year extension with the Islanders. He has has 10 points and 25 penalty minutes in 24 contests in 2013.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:00:00 AM

Colin McDonald has agreed to a two-year extension with the New York Islanders.

McDonald will earn $600k next season and $675k in 2014-15. This will be his first one-way contract. He has 10 points and 25 penalty minutes in 24 games this season.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 05:50:00 PM

The Islanders are hoping that the opening shift of the second period by their physical bottom-six line against the Rangers changes the course of their season.

Casey Cizikas, Matt Martin and Colin McDonald opened the second period against the Rangers' top line, cycling down low, laying a few hits and ultimately scoring (McDonald) to cut the deficit to 2-1. "It really turned the game around for us," Frans Nielsen said. "Those guys went out and showed how we needed to play against them. If we get the puck in deep and we're aggressive on their D, they'll turn it over. Hopefully that's the shift that will turn our whole season around."
Source: Newsday
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 10:48:00 AM

Colin McDonald was reinstated from his suspension on Tuesday.

He posted a shot during his eight minutes of ice time against Pittsburgh in his return to the lineup. McDonald was suspended for two games for a boarding play on Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy on Jan. 29.
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 02:33:00 AM

Colin McDonald has been banned for two games for boarding Pittsburgh's Ben Lovejoy on Tuesday.

McDonald has two assists and 19 penalty minutes in six games this season. He will be eligible to return to the lineup on Feb. 5 when the Islanders meet the Penguins again.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 02:47:00 PM

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All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Eric Boulton
4Brock Nelson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Nikolay Kulemin
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Matt Carkner
8Brian Strait
9Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson