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Andrew MacDonald | Defenseman | #47

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (160) / NYI
Contract: view contract details

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Philadelphia defenseman Andrew MacDonald was the Flyers' only goal scorer in a 2-1 shootout loss Monday night against the visiting Nashville Predators.
MacDonald's goal was his second of the season. High-scoring Jakub Voracek earned his 23rd assist of the season on MacDonald's goal. Mon, Dec 19, 2016 10:02:00 PM

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Andrew MacDonald might be a healthy scratch on Saturday.

That's because Brandon Manning has gotten the green light to return from a concussion. MacDonald has a goal and six points in 17 contests this season.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 10:52:00 AM

Andrew MacDonald will be get back into the lineup Tuesday at Florida.

He will replace Michael Del Zotto on the back end. MacDonald has picked up an assist in each of his last two appearances, but that hasn't been enough to keep him out of the press box.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 03:57:00 PM

Andrew MacDonald, Nick Schultz and Roman Lyubimov will each be scratched from Saturday's match with Tampa Bay.

MacDonald has produced four points with 10 hits and 21 blocks in 11 games this season. While Schultz remains stuck at nine games played thus far. Lyubimov has not made much of an indent on the stat sheet through 12 games.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 01:08:00 PM

In a surprise twist of fate, Andrew MacDonald will step in for Shayne Gostisbehere for Thursday's match against the Jets.

For what it's worth, management wants the young phenom to simply reflect on how the league has adjusted to his playing style and take a game off to watch from above. This is for the overall health of his progress. MacDonald on the other hand has posted three points with four penalty minutes, eight hits and 18 blocks in 10 games thus far. He's expected to pair with Ivan Provorov.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 06:20:00 PM

Andrew MacDonald will be a healthy scratch against Ottawa on Tuesday night.

MacDonald missed five games because of a lower-body injury, but the team has already stated that he's been cleared to play. Roman Lyubimov and Nick Schultz will also sit on Tuesday.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Andrew MacDonald has been medically cleared to play.

He's missed the last five games with a lower-body injury. MacDonald returned to practice earlier today and he'll be available for Tuesday's game against the Ottawa Senators.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 08:17:00 PM

Andrew MacDonald (lower body) is expected to start skating on Monday.

The Flyers also made it clear that MacDonald will stick with the Flyers once he's healthy as opposed to being sent to the AHL. He has a goal and two assists in 10 games this season.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 02:30:00 PM

Andrew MacDonald will sit out Thursday's match against the Islanders because of a lower-body injury.

He is expected to miss about a week, so consider him day-to-day for now. Nick Schultz will fill on the back end on Thursday.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 05:10:00 PM

Andrew MacDonald will tag in for Nick Schultz against Carolina on Sunday.

Through eight games MacDonald has two points with just 12 blocks thus far. He's normally a puck-sponge so perhaps this fifth game of the week can be a return to glory for the veteran.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 04:48:00 PM

Andrew MacDonald and Nick Cousins will be scratched from Saturday's match against the Penguins.

MacDonald, normally noted in fantasy circles for his ability to block shots, has just 12 in eight games along with three points thus far. Cousins for his part also has three points in seven games thus far. Until either get going, feel free to leave them on the wire.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Although Philadelphia has some cap concerns to work through, they likely won't result in Andrew MacDonald being sent to the minors again.

Philadelphia saved a bit of cap space in 2015-16 by sending MacDonald to the AHL, but he's had a good training camp and the Flyers will likely include him in their opening game roster. "I will say this about Andrew — he’s played very well," Flyers GM Ron Hextall said. "I know some people have a perception of him that he’s a bad hockey player and he’s not." MacDonald had eight points in 28 games with Philadelphia and 36 points in 43 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 10:28:00 AM

Andrew MacDonald has had a strong training camp.

"Mac has had a really good camp," coach Dave Hakstol said. "He's played a lot of hockey and he'll get tomorrow [at Rangers] off. He's been excellent. Whether he has been on right side or left side or whatever partner he was with, I think he has had an excellent camp ... He's been versatile, which is a key strength of our team." MacDonald is expected to be on the Flyers for the start of the season after he was a cap casualty last year and spent most of the campaign in the minors.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 06:23:00 PM

Andrew MacDonald is hoping to work his way back into the Philadelphia Flyers' lineup after a disappointing 2015-16 campaign.

MacDonald ended up clearing waivers and playing in 43 AHL contests last season. At the NHL level he had a goal and eight points in 28 contests in 2015-16. "That was obviously pretty disappointing, but that being said, it's a new year, finished the year strong last year and I'm just looking to build off of that," MacDonald said. "Obviously it's the way things worked out, tried to have a good attitude about it and tried to take advantage of the opportunity whenever I did get a chance to come back up." Although MacDonald is only going into the third season of his six-year, $30 million contract, the rise of Shayne Gostisbehere and the threat of other Flyers top prospects like Ivan Provorov make it entirely possible that MacDonald will end up back in the minors.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 11:29:00 AM

Andrew MacDonald (upper body) is ready to play Wednesday.

The Flyers are expected to use the same lineup as last game, so MacDonald will be on the back end against Detroit. It was thought that MacDonald may have suffered a concussion, but he has been cleared medically to play.
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 01:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Brayden Schenn
4Nick Cousins
5Roman Lyubimov
LW1Michael Raffl
2Matt Read
3Travis Konecny
4Chris VandeVelde
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Dale Weise
D1Mark Streit
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Michael Del Zotto
4Nick Schultz
5Radko Gudas
6Ivan Provorov
7Brandon Manning
8Andrew MacDonald
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth