Andrew MacDonald D PHI 5 Months

Andrew MacDonald recorded five blocked shots in Game 4 of the Flyers-Rangers, first-round playoff series.

MacDonald's efforts helped the Flyers prevail in the Friday night game, 2-1. The defenseman led the NHL in blocked shots during the regular season with 242.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 5 Months

Andrew MacDonald scored the only Flyers goal in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Rangers.

The blueliner who recently signed a lucrative contract extension with Philadelphia is best known for his shot-blocking ability, but he was the only member of the Flyers to beat Henrik Lundqvist on this night. Scott Hartnell drew the lone assist on MacDonald's tally.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 5 Months

Andrew MacDonald has signed a six-year, $30 million contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers.

MacDonald was acquired from the New York Islanders on March 4 in exchange for a 2015 second-round pick and 2014 third-round selection. He chips in offensively, but he's more of a defensive defenseman with a league-leading 242 blocked shots. Philadelphia now has six defensemen signed to one-way contracts in 2014-15 worth at least $3.5 million annually from a cap perspective. That doesn't include Erik Gustafsson, who is set to become a restricted free agent this summer. With that in mind, it's hard to see them re-signing Kimmo Timonen.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 6 Months

The Flyers aren't expected to negotiate with Andrew MacDonald for another few weeks.

MacDonald is a pending unrestricted free agent, and it seems like Philadelphia would like to keep him around. "Kind of a honeymoon period," general manager Paul Holmgren said. "We'll let him settle in and get a feel for what we're all about."

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 7 Months

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired Andrew MacDonald from the New York Islanders in exchange for a 2015 second-round pick and 2014 third-round selection.

In MacDonald, the Flyers are getting a versatile defender. He's capable of logging 25 minutes per game, leads the league with 198 blocked shots, and has 24 points in 63 games this season. This move should help his plus/minus rating, which is an ugly minus-19, but we doubt he'll get much power-play time on a team that already has Kimmo Timonen and Mark Streit. With that in mind, this trade actually hurts his fantasy value.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 7 Months

Andrew MacDonald will likely be dealt by the trade deadline according to Arthur Staple of Newsday.

MacDonald is looking for $5 million per season in a new contract and it appears unlikely that the Islanders will cough up that kind of money. Staple thinks the Islanders can get a first rounder for the defenseman and he also thinks that Matt Donavan will get the recall in the event MacDonald is sent elsewhere.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 7 Months

Andrew MacDonald is reportedly seeking over $5 million per year in his new contract, which could lead to him being traded prior to the March 5 deadline.

He admitted that the trade rumors aren't something he feels comfortable with. "It's not exactly what you want to be going through," said MacDonald, who rejected a four-year, $16 million offer earlier this season. "I'm sure it'll cross my mind during the break, but that's time to get away from it all and, when I'm back, it's back to business, no matter what happens. I'm an Islander and this is where I want to be. That's all you can think for now." If the Islanders don't want to meet his contract demands then it's much more likely that he'll be moved.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 8 Months

According to the New York Post, Andrew MacDonald is reportedly on the trade market after he turned down a four-year contract worth $16 million about a month and a half ago.

"You have to think about it," MacDonald said after Wednesday's practice about the possibility of being traded. "There are rumors going around, it's part of the game, part of the business. For me, I try not to think too much about it or read too much. I'm here right now, I'm an Islander. It's what I've always been, it's what I want to be, but at the end of the day, Garth has a decision to make and it is what it is." MacDonald can become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He leads the team in average ice time per game at 25:39 and he leads the league in blocked shots with 185 in 58 contests.

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 8 Months

Andrew Macdonald's fourth tally of the season came early in the third period of Tuesday's tilt with Washington, and it stood up to be the winner in a 1-0 Isles win.

Macdonald, who was set up by Brock Nelson, now has 24 points in 58 games

Andrew MacDonald D PHI 8 Months

The New York Islanders aren't currently negotiating a contract extension with Andrew MacDonald.

MacDonald is reportedly seeking a deal in the range of $5 million per season and it looks like the Islanders aren't interested in retaining him at that price. He has three goals and 23 points in 52 games in 2013-14.