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Andrew MacDonald | Defenseman | #47

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (160) / NYI
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 12 - 11:29 AM

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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.
Apr 6 - 1:14 PM

Andrew MacDonald might play in Detroit tonight despite earlier reports saying he was out for Wednesday's game against the Red Wings.

MacDonald slammed into the boards during Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It is suspected that he suffered a concussion, though MacDonald wouldn't say. If the Flyers can get MacDonald back into their lineup for Wednesday's game, it will be a huge uplift as they are battling the Red Wings for a wild card spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
Apr 6 - 10:40 AM

Andrew MacDonald will not play against Detroit on Wednesday because of an upper-body injury.

He suffered a possible concussion on Sunday and the Flyers are treating the injury as such. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Apr 4 - 5:02 PM

Andrew MacDonald left Sunday’s game against the Penguins with an undisclosed injury after a hit from Tom Kuhnhackl in the third period.

MacDonald appeared to be losing his balance near the wall, and Kuhnhackl drilled him so the Flyers defenseman landed face-first into it during the third period. The Penguins scored seconds later. MacDonald played 19:00 and had an assist before departing. The Flyers will update his condition Monday.
Apr 3 - 9:11 PM

Andrew MacDonald (lower body) is expected to play Tuesday after he skated in the morning.

He appears to be ready to return after missing Saturday's game in Florida with a lower-body injury.
Mar 15 - 4:26 PM

Andrew MacDonald (lower body) might be back on Tuesday.

He didn't play on Saturday because of a lower-body injury, but he is feeling better and thinks he'll be available to play versus Detroit.
Mar 14 - 4:54 PM

Andrew MacDonald has been sidelined with a lower body injury, and will not play in Saturday's match with Florida.

As far as fantasy goes, MacDonald hasn't been all that bad. While his trio of points won't generate any fans, his 37 blocks in 13 games sure will in certain leagues. Evgeny Medvedev will take his place tonight.
Mar 12 - 7:10 PM

Andrew MacDonald had 10 blocked shots on Friday.

That is a huge total for the blueliner and he surpassed the whole Lightning team who had only eight all game. MacDonald has little fantasy value as he has 37 blocks in 13 games this season to go with three assists.
Mar 12 - 8:52 AM

Andrew MacDonald will have a familiar partner during Sunday's match with the Rangers.

It'll be Shayne Gostisbehere, whom MacDonald paired frequently with down on the farm this season. The 29-year-old defender has been resurgent to say the least for the Phantoms, posting 31 assists and 36 points in 43 games. For perspective, MacDonald has registered only 16 points in 78 career games with the Flyers.
Feb 14 - 2:51 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled Andrew MacDonald from the American Hockey League.

MacDonald is coming up to the NHL because Michael Del Zotto is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. MacDonald signed a $30 million contract prior to last season, but he's been a huge bust in the City of Brotherly Love. He won't have any fantasy value going forward.
Feb 13 - 6:11 PM

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

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

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C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Boyd Gordon
4Scott Laughton
5Jordan Weal
6Nick Cousins
7Roman Lyubimov
LW1Matt Read
2Brayden Schenn
3Michael Raffl
4Chris VandeVelde
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Dale Weise
5Cole Bardreau
D1Mark Streit
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Michael Del Zotto
4Andrew MacDonald
5Nick Schultz
6Radko Gudas
7Brandon Manning
8Samuel Morin
9Ivan Provorov
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth