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Andrew MacDonald | Defenseman

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
Contract: view contract details

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Andrew MacDonald has been assigned to the minors.
He wasn't expected to be claimed after he was placed on waivers Monday. MacDonald still has five years left on his six-year, $30 million deal. He will take up a chunk of the Flyers' salary cap to have him play in the minors this season. Oct 6 - 1:25 PM

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Andrew MacDonald will be placed on waivers by the Flyers.

GM Ron Hextall announced the news Monday. If he clears and is assigned to the minors then Philadelphia will be charged $4.05 million against their cap. Philadelphia wanted to clear a defenseman from the roster, but it's surprising to see MacDonald, who still has five years left on his contract, get the short end of the stick. He posted 12 points in 58 games for the Flyers in 2014-15 and he had one assist in three preseason contests.
Oct 5 - 11:02 AM

Andrew MacDonald wasn't happy with his performance in 2014-15.

"It was disappointing," MacDonald said. "Obviously, it's not nearly the way I envisioned things going and I was pretty disappointed in myself and my own play, and just felt like things kind of snowballed throughout the year and really just didn't work out. I feel like sometimes I was tending to overthink plays, holding onto [the puck] and just not moving my feet, and that's just not my game at all." MacDonald views this season as a clean slate though, especially seeing as Philadelphia has a new coach in Dave Hakstol. Even if MacDonald does bounce back, he's not likely to do enough offensively to have much value in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 17 - 11:35 AM

Andrew MacDonald is out for the rest of the season after fracturing his right hand in 4-1 win over Chicago on Wednesday.

It was first reported as a upper-body injury but Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia reported that it was a fractured right hand. MacDonald has appeared in 58 of 75 games for the Flyers, recording two goals and 10 assists for 12 points while averaging exactly 20 minutes of ice-time per-game.
Mar 26 - 12:30 AM

Andrew MacDonald and Carlo Colaiacovo will be scratched on Saturday night against the New York Rangers.

It's been a disappointing season for both veteran defenders. Colaiacovo has appeared in just 15 games without making much of a fantasy impact. Meanwhile MacDonald has just 11 points, 30 hits, 35 PIMs, and 63 blocks through 46 games this season.
Feb 28 - 6:52 PM

Andrew MacDonald is expected to be back in the Flyers lineup Saturday.

MacDonald has been a disappointment this season as he has only two goals and 11 points this season and has been a healthy scratch in each of the Flyers last three games. He will replace Luke Schenn in the lineup.
Feb 21 - 8:43 AM

Andrew MacDonald and Carlo Colaiacovo will be scratched against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

There simply is no fantasy value to speak of here as Colaiacovo has just 15 games to his name this season, and MacDonald's one skill, blocking shots, has fallen off. He has just 58 blocks in 42 games this season.
Feb 17 - 6:28 PM

Andrew MacDonald will be a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Buffalo.

MacDonald didn't play in Philadelphia's last game because of the death of his grandmother and he won't be back in the lineup tonight. Carlo Colaiacovo and Zac Rinaldo will also watch Sunday's game from the press box.
Feb 15 - 7:27 PM

Andrew MacDonald is expected back in the lineup on Sunday after missing Friday's game due to the death of his grandmother.

MacDonald has only two goals and nine assists in 42 games this season. His fantasy value is minimal at best.
Feb 14 - 10:53 AM

Andrew MacDonald's grandmother has passed away.

MacDonald will understandably not attend Friday's game. Instead, Carlo Colaiacovo is likely to remain in the lineup despite the return of Luke Schenn (upper body). We would like to extend our condolences to MacDonald and his family.
Feb 13 - 5:18 PM

Andrew MacDonald is expected back in the Flyer's lineup on Saturday.

MacDonald was a healthy scratch on Thursday. He has only two goals and seven assists this season in 29 games and it was the second time this season that he has missed a game despite being healthy. Get him in your lineup if you normally would but we cannot imagine that being a viable option unless you are in an extremely deep pool.
Jan 10 - 10:57 AM

Andrew MacDonald scored his second of the season and added an assist in the Flyers 5-2 loss to New Jersey Saturday.

MacDonald has only nine points this season and has been a healthy scratch on one occasion. MacDonald had 28 points last season but may struggle to get to the 20 point mark in 2014-15.
Jan 4 - 8:43 AM

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.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 03:51:00 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 11:17:00 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.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 09:07:00 AM

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All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Scott Laughton
4Ryan White
5Vincent Lecavalier
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1Michael Raffl
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4R.J. Umberger
5Taylor Leier
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Sam Gagner
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
5Colin McDonald
D1Mark Streit
2Michael Del Zotto
3Nick Schultz
4Radko Gudas
5Evgeny Medvedev
6Brandon Manning
7Davis Drewiske
8Shayne Gostisbehere
9Luke Schenn
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth