Andrew MacDonald D PHI 20 Days

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 25 Days

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 2 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 2 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 2 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.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 2 Months

MacDonald (lower body) practiced with the team Monday, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.

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 Oct. 21, so keep an eye out for another update around that time.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 3 Months

General manager Ron Hextall said MacDonald (lower body) would return from injured reserve in about 10 days, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 3 Months

Though he was initially expected to skate on his own prior to Tuesday's practice, MacDonald remained off the ice, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Coach Craig Berube dismissed any notion that a setback might have prevented 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.