Andrew MacDonald D PHI 5 Days
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 15 Days
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 28 Days
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 1 Month
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 2 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.
Andrew MacDonald D PHI 2 Months
Andrew MacDonald is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and the Islanders could trade him if they cannot sign him.
MacDonald currently has 20 points in 43 games this season and if the Islanders determine that they will not make the playoffs and are unable to sign the defenseman, then MacDonald should be traded. GM Garth Snow refused to comment as to whether or not negotiations on a new contract have started.
Andrew MacDonald D PHI 3 Months
Andrew MacDonald was the only goal scorer for the New York Islanders Thursday, as they were dealt a 5-1 defeat by the Blues.
MacDonald's third of the season was the only Islanders' shot to beat Jaroslav Halak. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo picked up helpers on the marker.