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Andrew MacDonald | Defenseman

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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Andrew MacDonald will play in Tuesday's game against San Jose.
There was some speculation that MacDonald would spend a second straight game in the press box. With Vincent Lecavalier being listed as a healthy scratch, it looks like the Flyers opted against having a total of $9.5 million in cap space merely watching the game. Dec 2 - 3:51 PM

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Andrew MacDonald will probably be a healthy scratch again on Tuesday.

That's based on the fact that MacDonald was skating on the fourth defensive pairing during Monday's practice. He's in the first year of his six-year, $30 million contract.
Dec 2 - 11:17 AM

Flyers coach Craig Berube is looking for more out of Andrew MacDonald.

MacDonald, who comes with a $5 million annual cap hit through 2019-20, was a healthy scratch on Saturday. "I talked to Mac about his play lately and we both agreed that he's got to play better," Berube said. "He hasn't moved the puck as well as he has. His intensity has dropped off. So we talked about a couple times and I wanted him to watch a game and think about things. He's a good player. We need him to be a good player for us." Berube is desperately trying to turn the Flyers season around, but so far his efforts have been in vein as Philadelphia is 1-7-1 in its last nine games.
Dec 1 - 9:07 AM

Andrew MacDonald was a healthy scratch on Saturday.

This has to be a surprise as MacDonald was considered to be a top-four defenseman for the Flyers heading into the season. He has only a goal and three points in 12 games this season. He was joined in the press box by Carlo Colaiacovo and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.
Nov 30 - 8:57 AM

Andrew MacDonald (knee) will be back in the lineup Thursday.

He has notched three points and 12 blocks in seven games this season, while averaging 22:55 of ice time.
Nov 20 - 5:07 PM

Andrew MacDonald (knee) participated in Monday's practice.

MacDonald is projected to return to the Flyers' lineup before the end of the week. He might even be available on Wednesday, but he's not a safe bet for that game.
Nov 17 - 3:54 PM

Andrew MacDonald has started skating again as he is recovering from a knee injury suffered on October 22.

MacDonald could be back at any time but the November 22 game against Columbus is the one being circled on the calendar. He has a goal and four points in seven games thus far and will help out the Flyers defensive corps immensely upon his return.
Nov 16 - 8:08 AM

Flyers GM Ron Hextall said that Andrew MacDonald is still on track in his recovery from a knee injury.

MacDonald, who hasn't played since Oct. 22, had his original timetable set for four weeks. He hasn't skated this week, but he may be ready to play Columbus on Nov. 22 if everything remains on schedule.
Nov 12 - 5:42 PM

Andrew MacDonald (knee) has been on the ice for the last few days.

MacDonald isn't ready to rejoin the Flyers' lineup, but this is obviously an encouraging sign. He hasn't played since Oct. 22.
Nov 8 - 11:05 AM

Andrew MacDonald (knee) took part in Thursday's morning skate.

"It felt OK, and morning skates are about 20 minutes, few drills," MacDonald said. "It's a good opportunity to get out there and feel the puck a little bit. We just kind of threw it in there." He added that his leg is a little stiff. MacDonald is projected to be sidelined for another two weeks based on his original timetable, but he is a bit ahead of schedule.
Nov 7 - 9:56 AM

Andrew MacDonald is expected to be out for four weeks due to a lower-body injury.

With Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn also sidelined, the Flyers' defense looks pretty thin at this point. MacDonald has a goal and three points in seven games this season.
Oct 24 - 12:22 PM

Andrew MacDonald has a new defensive partner this season as Brayden Coburn has been matched with him.

MacDonald played alongside Kimmo Timonen last season after his trade from the Islanders but with Timonen out of action, possibly for the rest of his career, with blood clots, Coburn has been paired up with him. "In practice, I talked to Gord [Murphy]," MacDonald said, referring to the club's new defensive coach. "It's a bigger responsibility to be out there with Cobie. It's a situation you want to be in — key situations in the game. We haven't even played any games yet. Camp is a long time. Anything can change. As of now, we'll see how things play out." MacDonald will see power play time this season but it could be on the second unit depending on how well Michael Del Zotto plays to start the season.
Sep 21 - 8:49 AM

Andrew MacDonald will be counted on to take a larger role this season, especially with Kimmo Timonen sidelined due to a blood clot issue.

He received a six-year, $30 million contract extension from the Flyers after he was acquired from the Islanders and Philadelphia needs more out of him than they received last year. MacDonald was the leader in average ice time in New York prior to being dealt and he was receiving power-play time as well MacDonald will probably get the same opportunities this season with the Flyers, but his time with the man advantage could be limited to the second unit if Michael Del Zotto starts producing again.
Aug 25 - 11:37 AM

Andrew MacDonald recorded five blocked shots in Game 4 of the Flyers-Rangers, first-round playoff series.

MacDonald`s efforts helped the Flyers prevail in the Friday night game, 2-1. The defenseman led the NHL in blocked shots during the regular season with 242.
Apr 26 - 10:36 AM

Andrew MacDonald scored the only Flyers goal in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Rangers.

The blueliner who recently signed a lucrative contract extension with Philadelphia is best known for his shot-blocking ability, but he was the only member of the Flyers to beat Henrik Lundqvist on this night. Scott Hartnell drew the lone assist on MacDonald's tally.
Apr 17 - 9:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Scott Laughton
3Sean Couturier
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Chris VandeVelde
6Ryan White
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
5Zac Rinaldo
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jay Rosehill
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Kimmo Timonen
10Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery
3Rob Zepp