Andrew MacDonald
D PHI
2 months ago

MacDonald potted six goals and dished out 15 assists while playing in 66 games in 2017-18, going plus-eight and averaging 19:51 of ice time.

EDGE Analysis

When Philadelphia originally traded for MacDonald back in 2013-14, this kind of production was likely what the front office was looking for, and MacDonald finally delivered. The 21-points were the most he's recorded in orange and black and it was also aided by a career high 7.3 shooting percentage, and his 131 blocked shots were second most on the team. The increase in scoring was especially remarkable since MacDonald was handed a career worst 39.6 offensive zone start percentage, but spending the majority of his ice time on the season with Ivan Provorov certainly helped as well. MacDonald will return to Philadelphia in 2017-18, and even with a youth movement on defense, he figures to play a key part of the blue next year once again.

Andrew MacDonald
D PHI
3 months ago

MacDonald dished out two assists and finished with a team-best plus-3 rating during Thursday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

MacDonald has a plus-9 rating over his past five games and this was his second multi-point effort in that stretch. Despite the recent hot streak, he has just 19 points in 59 appearances for the season, so MacDonald's value in most formats remains limited.

Andrew MacDonald
D PHI
3 months ago

MacDonald scored a goal and added an assist during Thursday's 5-3 loss to Columbus.

EDGE Analysis

This was just the second multi-point showing of the campaign for the veteran and it improved MacDonald to only six goals and 11 assists through 55 games. Also, while his two tallies and two helpers through his past five games might stand out, MacDonald hasn't been able to sustain a notable offensive run all season.

Andrew MacDonald
D PHI
4 months ago

MacDonald (upper body) is slated to return Wednesday versus the Penguins, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old is spending a career-high 63.7 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the defensive zone this season, which is not an ideal fantasy setup. Simply put, we cannot see many fantasy owners deploying MacDonald, who has only 13 points in 50 games with his overall playing time fleeting.

Andrew MacDonald
D PHI
4 months ago

MacDonald (upper body) is day-to-day and won't play Sunday against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

MacDonald has struggled on the Flyers' blue line lately, producing just one goal and a minus-6 rating over the last eight. He was log 18:50 of ice time Saturday against the Lightning, so it's unclear exactly when this injury was incurred. He'll eye a return Wednesday against the Penguins, but his absence will allow Johnny Oduya to make his Flyers debut Sunday.

Andrew MacDonald
D PHI
4 months ago

MacDonald blocked two shots through just 16:54 of ice time during Thursday's 4-1 loss to Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran entered Thursday's contest averaging 20:02 of ice time per game, so it was a little surprising to see his minutes drop significantly. However, the Flyers were trailing most of the night, and MacDonald's far from an offensive force. Fantasy owners can continue to ignore him in most settings.

Andrew MacDonald
D PHI
5 months ago

MacDonald scored his second goal of the season and blocked four shots through 21:31 of ice time during Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win against Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran defenseman has been on an impressive offensive run of late with a goal and six assists through his past eight games. However, fantasy owners will definitely want to temper expectations because his recent outburst has him up to just 10 points -- two tallies -- for the campaign. It's also worth noting that MacDonald isn't receiving consistent power-play time and has just 47 shots through 33 games. Taking a flier on his scoring streak having legs is probably only worthwhile in deep formats that also include blocked shots, as he remains a strong contributor in that category with 72 for the year.

Andrew MacDonald
D PHI
6 months ago

MacDonald failed to mark the scoresheet for the 11th consecutive game during Friday's 5-3 win over Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

MacDonald's locked into a defense-first role with 69.5 percent of his five-on-five shifts beginning in the defensive zone and an average of 2:22 of shorthanded ice time per game. As a result, the veteran defenseman has collected just a single goal and two assists through 23 games this season. There aren't many fantasy settings where he's a viable option.

Andrew MacDonald
D PHI
7 months ago

MacDonald (leg) will return to action Monday against the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran defenseman has missed Philly's last 15 games this this leg injury. MacDonald has played about 20 minutes a night for the bulk of his career, so once he's fully up to speed that should be his role once again.

Andrew MacDonald
D PHI
7 months ago

MacDonald (leg) won't be in the lineup for Friday's clash with the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

MacDonald resumed skating earlier this week, but his return to game action isn't imminent. The next step in his recovery will be a return to practice with his teammates, so the Flyers should release another update on his status when that occurs.