Andrew MacDonald D PHI 16 Days

MacDonald will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Randy Miller of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.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.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 17 Days

MacDonald rejoined the team for Sunday's contest against the Sabres, but was made a healthy scratch, Philly.com reports.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.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 27 Days

MacDonald set up a goal in the second period of Thursday's eventual shootout loss against the Islanders.

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.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 2 Months

MacDonald will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Capitals, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 2 Months

MacDonald scored a goal and added a power-play assist in Philadelphia's loss to New Jersey on Saturday night.

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.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 2 Months

MacDonald collected an assist and finished plus-3 in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Minnesota.

After going pointless in seven straight games, the previous update must have made him hungry. Still, it's been a frustrating season for 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.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 2 Months

MacDonald is pointless in his last seven games.

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.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 3 Months

MacDonald picked up an assist and four PIM in Wednesday's shootout loss to the Ducks.

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 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.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 3 Months

MacDonald (lower body) has been activated from injured reserve and will play Thursday against the Wild.

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.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 4 Months

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.

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.