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47 Andrew MacDonald D
Height/Weight: 6-1/190 | Birthdate: 9/7/1986 | Birthplace: Judique, Nova Scotia, Canada | Team: Philadelphia Flyers | College: None | NHL Experience: 6 | Salary: $575,000 | Owned/Started%: 7/3 | Average Draft Position: 211.39
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2/17/2015

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI Flyers' MacDonald To Serve As Healthy Scratch

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald To Serve As Healthy Scratch

News: Andrew MacDonald will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Randy Miller of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Andrew MacDonald missed Friday's game against the Blue Jackets for personal reasons, but has since returned to the team. He'll find himself a healthy scratch for the second straight game, however, as the return of Braydon Coburn appears to have made him the team's seventh defenseman. MacDonald will have an even tougher time clawing his way back into the lineup when Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) returns to action, perhaps as soon as next week.

2/16/2015

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald Returns To Team

News: Andrew MacDonald rejoined the team for Sunday's contest against the Sabres, but was made a healthy scratch, Philly.com reports.
Analysis: Andrew MacDonald had missed Friday's game as he dealt with a personal matter, and coach Craig Berube elected to hold him out an extra game so he could get some practice time before returning to game action. He should be back in the lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Blue Jackets.

2/13/2015

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' McDonald (Personal) Won't Play Friday

News: McDonald will not play Friday due to the death of his grandmother.
Analysis: McDonald normally plays on the third pair of the Flyers' defense, but won't be on the ice Friday as he joins his family. The amount of time required to grieve can be different by case, making it unclear exactly when he will return to the club.

2/6/2015

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald Contributes Rare Assist

News: Andrew MacDonald set up a goal in the second period of Thursday's eventual shootout loss against the Islanders.
Analysis: Andrew MacDonald currently ranks outside of top 350 point producers, which means that any goals or assists next to his name in the box score should be considered an aberration.

1/8/2015

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald A Healthy Scratch Thursday

News: Andrew MacDonald will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Capitals, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Andrew MacDonald will head to the press box for the second time this season as a healthy scratch, after previously sitting out of a Nov. 29 game. Coach Craig Berube cited a desire to get more physicality in his lineup against the Caps, so Luke Schenn will replace the more docile MacDonald.

1/3/2015

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald: Two-Point Night

News: Andrew MacDonald scored a goal and added a power-play assist in Philadelphia's loss to New Jersey on Saturday night.
Analysis: It was his first two-point game since Jan. 6, 2014. His fantasy value is seriously limited right now -- he has just nine points in 28 games. Don't invest.

12/24/2014

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Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald Breaks Drought With Assist

News: Andrew MacDonald collected an assist and finished plus-3 in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: After going pointless in seven straight games, the previous update must have made him hungry. Still, it's been a frustrating season for Andrew MacDonald, whom the Flyers extended over the summer. He'll need to show more consistency before he becomes a regular fixture in most fantasy lineups.

12/22/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI Flyers' MacDonald Still Struggling For Points

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald Still Struggling For Points

News: Andrew MacDonald is pointless in his last seven games.
Analysis: The defenseman is on pace for his worst year points-wise. He's marginally better on the road, so if you're desperate, the Flyers have six more games on this current road trip.

12/4/2014

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Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald Assists In Win

News: Andrew MacDonald picked up an assist and four PIM in Wednesday's shootout loss to the Ducks.
Analysis: It gives the blueliner an assist in both of his last two games, but the Flyers were probably hoping for more production from him at this point after inking Andrew MacDonald to a six-year, $30 million extension last April. Instead, he's provided the Flyers with just five points and a minus-6 rating over 14 games to date, and was previously playing so poorly that he had been a healthy scratch for a game last weekend against the Rangers.

11/20/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers Activate MacDonald

News: Andrew MacDonald (lower body) has been activated from injured reserve and will play Thursday against the Wild.
Analysis: Andrew MacDonald missed the previous four weeks with the lower-body injury, sitting out a total of 10 games. He's been able to practice the last few days and shouldn't face any limitations in his return, which was conveniently timed after the team lost fellow defenseman Michael Del Zotto (lower body) to an injury a night earlier.

11/19/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald Out Wednesday

News: Andrew MacDonald (lower body) was on the ice for Wednesday's morning skate but won't play later in the evening against the Rangers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Andrew MacDonald resumed practicing Monday and is still in the process of regaining conditioning after missing the previous four weeks with the lower-body injury. He's officially considered questionable to play Thursday against the Wild, but the more realistic return date would seem Saturday's tilt with the Blue Jackets. Regardless of when he returns, MacDonald won't be able to play until the Flyers open a roster spot to accommodate his return from IR.

11/17/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Isles' MacDonald Practices

News: Andrew MacDonald (lower body) practiced with the team Monday, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Analysis: Andrew MacDonald didn't take part in contact drills, so he'll almost certainly sit out Wednesday's game against the Rangers. Flyers GM Ron Hextall said Wednesday that MacDonald is expected to be activated on Nov. 21, so keep an eye out for another update around that time.

11/12/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald About 10 Days Away

News: General manager Ron Hextall said Andrew MacDonald (lower body) would return from injured reserve in about 10 days, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Andrew MacDonald was set to resume skating Tuesday, but the Flyers opted to shut him down the past two days since it wouldn't have helped him in the recovery process. It doesn't sound like it's a major setback for the blueliner, who remains on track to miss a total of about four weeks, as was initially projected.

11/12/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald Doesn't Skate Tuesday

News: Though he was initially expected to skate on his own prior to Tuesday's practice, Andrew MacDonald remained off the ice, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Coach Craig Berube dismissed any notion that a setback might have prevented Andrew MacDonald from taking the ice, so it looks like the team will simply wait another day or two before letting the blueliner resuming skating. He's just past the three-week mark of the four-week projected timetable he was given when he suffered the injury in late October.

11/9/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' Macdonald To Skate Tuesday

News: Andrew MacDonald (lower body) will skate Tuesday, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly reports
Analysis: This will not be the first time Andrew MacDonald has skated since suffering a lower body injury, but he will need to continue to practice like this before he will be able to return.

11/6/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald Skates Thursday

News: Andrew MacDonald (lower body) skated Thursday, but there is still no timetable for his return, Wayne Fish of The Bucks County Courier Times reports.
Analysis: Andrew MacDonald has reached the point in his recovery where he can take the ice, but he will still likely need another week or two to get back to 100 percent.

10/28/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers Place MacDonald On IR

News: Andrew MacDonald (lower body) was placed on injured reserve prior to Thursday's game against the Kings.
Analysis: Though the Flyers chose to wait a few days before doing so, Andrew MacDonald ultimately landed on IR, as was expected when he was ruled out for four weeks last Friday. With Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) on the Flyers' non-roster injury list and Braydon Coburn (lower body) also on IR, the Flyers have already lost three of their projected top four blueliners to long-term injuries.

10/24/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald (Lower Body) Out Four Weeks

News: Andrew MacDonald (lower body) will be out four weeks, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Analysis: He had appeared in all seven of the Flyers contests, recording three points and an average ice time of 22:55, ranking second on the team. This leaves the Flyers thin on defense, as Braydon Coburn will also miss another four weeks with a lower-body injury. Call-ups for the injured defensemen are undetermined at this time.

10/19/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald Scores, Assists In Win

News: Andrew MacDonald scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Stars.
Analysis: Andrew MacDonald is showing the Flyers he's worth the six-year, $30 million extension they threw at him in April. The defenseman has three points in the first five contests, a pace that -- if he can maintain it -- would lead him to smash his points total (28) from last season. Still, he's a defenseman first, and his minus-2 rating blemishes an otherwise strong start.

4/15/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers Sign MacDonald To An Extension

News: Andrew MacDonald has signed a six-year, $30 million contract extension Tuesday to remain with the Flyers, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Andrew MacDonald -- acquired by the Flyers from the Islanders in March -- finished the 2013-14 season with 28 points in 82 games while averaging 24:37 of ice time, good for 16th in the NHL. He also led the league in blocked shots with 242.

4/14/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

MacDonald Among Flyers Rested On Sunday

News: Andrew MacDonald was among the Flyers' scratches Sunday against the Hurricanes, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Along with Andrew MacDonald, Nicklas Grossmann, Steve Downie, Michael Raffl and Zac Rinaldo were given an off day Sunday by the team in advance of the playoffs.

3/23/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Flyers' MacDonald Helping Boost Defensive Partner

News: Andrew MacDonald has found a groove with defensive partner Luke Schenn, helping boost the latter's play, reports Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.com.
Analysis: Andrew MacDonald has notched just one point since his early-March trade from the Islanders, but offense has never been a strongpoint for him. He still leads the league in blocked shots, a benefit that owners in deeper leagues can appreciate. His pairing with Schenn is being compared to the Chris Therien and Eric Desjardins combo that was a defensive stalwart for the Flyers in the late 90s.

3/4/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Isles Trade MacDonald To Flyers

News: Andrew MacDonald was traded to the Flyers on Tuesday for a 2014 third-round draft pick and a 2015 second-round draft pick, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Andrew MacDonald has rumored to be on the move for quite some time, so this move doesn't exactly qualify as a shocker. As soon as MacDonald arrives in Philadelphia, he should immediately become a fixture in the lineup, though he may have difficulty reaching the 25:25 TOI he was averaging in Long Island. At the very least, the move to the Flyers should allow him to improve upon the minus-19 rating he posted with the bottom-dwelling Islanders.

2/24/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

Isles' MacDonald Expected To Be Dealt By Deadline

News: Andrew MacDonald is expected to be traded by the Islanders before the Mar. 5 deadline, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
Analysis: The rebuilding Islanders will be looking to get a draft pick for Andrew MacDonald, while the blueliner is expected to help round out defensive depth for a contender. Matt Donovan would likely fill MacDonald's place on defense if and when he's traded.

2/5/2014

Andrew MacDonald, D, PHI

Andrew MacDonald

MacDonald's Rare Goal Lifts Isles

News: Andrew MacDonald scored the game's only goal Tuesday in a 1-0 victory over the Capitals.
Analysis: It's good for the Isles and Andrew MacDonald's intrepid fantasy owners to see the blueliner finally turn things around after his recent struggles. He'd gone without a point in six straight -- collecting a brutal minus-8 rating in that span -- and now has all of two points to show for his last 14 games.