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Andrew MacDonald | Defenseman | #47

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (160) / NYI
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The Philadelphia Flyers have assigned Andrew MacDonald back to the AHL.
MacDonald signed a $30 million deal prior to the start of last season, but he's been a colossal disappointment. The 29-year-old suited up in just one game during this call up. Sat, Dec 12, 2015 12:46:00 PM

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It looks like Andrew MacDonald will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.

MacDonald made his season debut on Tuesday, but now that the Flyers have Radko Gudas back from a suspension, they're going to go with him. MacDonald is just in the second season of a six-year, $30 million deal, but he's fallen out of favor in Philadelphia.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 01:35:00 PM

Andrew MacDonald will pair with Michael Del Zotto on Tuesday night against the NY Islanders.

For what it's worth, MacDonald comes into his first game of the season with the Flyers with more points (13) in 23 games down on the farm with AHL Lehigh Valley than he did in 58 games in Philadelphia (12 points). Over his last 77 NHL games dating back to 2013-14, he has 16 points, 56 hits, 57 PIMs, and 130 blocks. Which ought not to make for much of a fantasy asset, even against his former club.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 06:41:00 PM

Although Andrew MacDonald is back with the Flyers, he might not find much of a role in Philadelphia.

MacDonald was called up in response to Luke Schenn's injury and Radko Gudas' suspension. Once Gudas has served his final game on Tuesday though, MacDonald might find himself serving as the team's seventh defensemen until Schenn is healthy. MacDonald is in just the second season of a six-year, $30 million deal, but he's spent the season until now in the minors.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 08:57:00 AM

Philadelphia has recalled Andrew MacDonald.

The Flyers were in need of another defenseman after losing Luke Schenn to injury, so MacDonald will get another chance after being demoted to the minors prior to the start of the 2015-16 campaign. In 23 games with Lehigh Valley Phantoms, he has one goal, 12 assists and a plus-4 rating.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:40:00 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 01:25:00 PM

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.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 11:02:00 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.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:35:00 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.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 12:30:00 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.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 06:52:00 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.
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 08:43:00 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.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 06:28:00 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.
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 07:27:00 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.
Sat, Feb 14, 2015 10:53:00 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.
Fri, Feb 13, 2015 05:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Scott Laughton
4Jordan Weal
5Nick Cousins
LW1Matt Read
2Brayden Schenn
3Michael Raffl
4R.J. Umberger
5Chris VandeVelde
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Sam Gagner
5Ryan White
D1Mark Streit
2Michael Del Zotto
3Nick Schultz
4Evgeny Medvedev
5Radko Gudas
6Shayne Gostisbehere
7Brandon Manning
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth