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.

Andy McDonald LW STL Mar 12 '13

Andy McDonald (knee) could return to the St. Louis lineup tonight.

McDonald has not played since February 23 and has sat out the last seven games. He has 11 points in 18 games this season and will likely be a game time decision. Stay tuned.

Andy McDonald LW STL Mar 11 '13

Andy McDonald (knee) accompanied the Blues on their five-game road trip and was on the ice for most of the time.

He was considered to be "week to week," but he may be a little ahead of that timeline. "He'll let us know when he's ready and we're not going to rush him back," GM Doug Armstrong said.

Andy McDonald LW STL Mar 08 '13

Andy McDonald (knee) skated with the Blues on Friday, but he's not ready to return.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock doesn't think that McDonald will play on Saturday or Sunday. At the same time, he's upbeat about McDonald's progress. "We'll see how he does today," Hitchcock said. "But he feels really good. We're hopeful that with all this work that he's doing with us right now that, when we get back, he should get closed to going."

Andy McDonald LW STL Mar 04 '13

Andy McDonald (knee) skated for the second day in a row Sunday.

He suffered a knee injury on Tuesday and was placed on the injured reserve list so he is not able to come off the IR until Tuesday. The injury was only a strain so McDonald could be back pretty soon, especially since he is already skating.

Andy McDonald LW STL Feb 27 '13

Andy McDonald has been placed on injured reserve with a left knee injury.

GM Doug Armstrong announced on Wednesday that McDonald is listed as week-to-week with the ailment after he was injured during a practice drill on Tuesday. McDonald is no stranger to injury woes, but through 18 games this season he has been productive with three goals and 11 points.

Andy McDonald LW STL Feb 26 '13

Andy McDonald left practice Tuesday with an apparent left leg injury.

At first, McDonald had to be helped off the ice and was unable to put weight on his left leg. McDonald eventually limped to the locker room after sitting on the bench briefly. Alex Steen also left practice during the same drill after he appeared to take a stick to the face. We'll update you as soon as we know more.

Andy McDonald LW STL Feb 09 '13

Andy McDonald will play alongside David Backes and T.J. Oshie in Saturday's game against Nashville.

"Obviously (McDonald) is as skilled as they come," Backes said. "He's a great player to add to 'Osh' and myself. Mixing things up can sometimes refocus you on the team game, and I think that's the directive there." McDonald and Backes have six points each in 10 games this season.