Andy McDonald LW STL Jun 06 '13
Andy McDonald has decided to retire because of post-concussion concerns.
The 35-year-old forward suffered five documented concussions during his 11-year career. "The last few years too much of the focus became worrying about the next hit. I was always thinking about it," McDonald said. "I'm fortunate to get out now. I know I could play two or three more years and I love the game of hockey, but healthwise I know I shouldn't be playing." McDonald racked up 489 points in 685 games.
Andy McDonald LW STL May 12 '13
NHL.com's Lou Korac reports that St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong didn't exactly give his teams unrestricted free agents glowing reviews.
Among the most interesting names on that list: Andy McDonald, Jamie Langenbrunner, Jordan Leopold and Scott Nichol. With a cloudy goaltending situation also in mind, this could be an interesting offseason.
Andy McDonald LW STL Apr 26 '13
Andy McDonald found the back of the net for the Blues in a 4-1 win over Calgary Thursday.
This marks the second straight game in which McDonald has potted a goal, giving him seven on the season. Ryan Reaves added a pair of tallies in the win while Alexander Steen counted once.
Andy McDonald LW STL Apr 21 '13
Andy McDonald is one of many members of the Blues who have helped the team become extremely effective in shootouts this season.
McDonald has scored in all four of his shootout attempts this season, but he isn't the only weapon the team possesses for these situations as Alexander Steen is 4-for-5 and Chris Stewart is 2-for-3. In total, the team is 9-1-1 this season in games that end beyond regulation time.
Andy McDonald LW STL Apr 12 '13
Andy McDonald scored a goal on Thursday.
McDonald has five goals and 16 points in 28 games this season. He's a solid forward, but his injury history makes him a huge gamble to draft at the beginning of each season. That risks only increases as he enters the twilight of his career.
Andy McDonald LW STL Apr 09 '13
Andy McDonald (flu) will be in the lineup Tuesday night.
McDonald missed Sunday's game with the ailment and was considered 50-50 for tonight. Owners should feel free to use him as they normally would. McDonald has 15 points in 26 games this season.
Andy McDonald LW STL Apr 08 '13
Andy McDonald (flu) has a 50-50 shot of playing Tuesday.
McDonald already missed Sunday's game due to the illness. He has four goals and 15 points in 26 games in 2013.
Andy McDonald LW STL Apr 07 '13
Andy McDonald has the flu and is consequently a late scratch Sunday.
McDonald has four goals and 15 points in 26 games this season. Consider him day-to-day beyond Sunday's contest.
Andy McDonald LW STL Mar 20 '13
Andy McDonald had a plus-one rating in his return from a knee injury.
McDonald missed 10 games as a result of the injury. "He seems almost refreshed," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "I think this break has given him a chance to get his energy back, and he seems to have a real jump in his stride." It wouldn't be surprising to see McDonald finish the season on a high note.
Andy McDonald LW STL Mar 19 '13
Andy McDonald is ready to go after missing 10 games with a knee injury.
McDonald has been practicing with Patrik Berglund and David Perron in what should be a good scoring line. "The plan is to play tomorrow," McDonald said Monday. "I'm feeling pretty good. It's been a difficult injury to recover from, especially for me. I rely heavily on my skating and the knee's a tricky part, you need it for everything you do. It's been tough, but I'm really exciting to be back." Get ready to activate him as he had 11 points in 18 games before his injury.