IRAndrew MacDonald
D PHI
3 days ago

MacDonald (leg) skated Wednesday and is said to be making progress, though his return isn't imminent, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Back in MacDonald's heyday, he'd be good for a point total in the mid-20s and would also see power-play ice time, but between injuries like these and having to appease fantasy owners only at even strength and the penalty kill, the 31-year-old's fantasy prospects have been fleeting. Expect him to sit out Thursday against the Jets.

IRAndrew MacDonald
D PHI
4 days ago

MacDonald will skate Wednesday for the first time since sustaining his leg injury and is targeting a return for Nov. 21 against Vancouver, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

MacDonald has already missed nine games as a result of this ailment and, if the reports are to be believed, is in line to miss at least three more. The stay-at-home blueliner had just one goal on the season prior to getting hurt, but his defensive contributions upon his return could be of immense benefit to his real life team, as well as virtual ones that favor defensive stats.

IRAndrew MacDonald
D PHI
1 week ago

MacDonald (lower body) is seeking clearance from team doctors to be able to resume skating next week, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran defenseman has already missed the last seven games with his injury, but returning to the ice in any capacity should count as a significant milestone in his rehab. MacDonald usually reaches triple digits in the blocked shots column over the course of the season -- he had 18 of those in his first eight games -- so that's what fantasy owners can look forward to upon his return.

IRAndrew MacDonald
D PHI
4 weeks ago

MacDonald (lower body) will miss 4-to-6 weeks of action, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old blueliner has just one goal in eight games this season, but averages 19:36 of ice time. Despite not being much of a fantasy asset, MacDonald does have 15 shots on goal and 18 blocked shots. While he's out, Brandon Manning will likely slide into a more consistent role for the Flyers.

IRAndrew MacDonald
D PHI
1 month ago

MacDonald has started 61.9 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the defensive zone and averaged 3:00 of ice time killing penalties per contest through the first six games of the season.

EDGE Analysis

MacDonald has struggled to move the fantasy needle -- outside of the blocked-shots column -- for a number of years, and he hasn't received notable power-play time since the 2014-15 campaign. He projects to continue tilting the scales in the peripheral categories, but with a new guard of young defensemen pushing for ice time, MacDonald's role is likely to decline as the season progresses.

IRAndrew MacDonald
D PHI
8 months ago

MacDonald recorded a plus-2 rating over 25:21 of ice time during Thursday's win over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran's lone fantasy appeal is in the blocked shots column (137 through 64 games), as his lack of offensive production (two goals, 16 points and 55 shots) don't tilt the scales enough in the majority of seasonal settings. Additionally, he's not receiving many power-play looks and is beginning more five-on-five shifts in the defensive zone this season (52.8 percent). You'll want to aim higher than MacDonald in most formats.

IRAndrew MacDonald
D PHI
9 months ago

MacDonald picked up an assist and posted two shots in a 4-2 loss to the Penguins at Heinz Field on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old gained a point mostly behind the effort and skill of Jakub Voracek, who worked hard behind Pittsburgh's net to corral a loose puck, shake off a defender and avoid two sticks to score. MacDonald now has two goals and 14 points this season, making him only valuable in deeper leagues, but MacDonald also has just two points and no goals in his last 26 games. It would be best to leave him on the waiver wire.

IRAndrew MacDonald
D PHI
9 months ago

MacDonald (undisclosed) is back in the rotation Saturday after going to the locker room following a big hit by Melker Karlsson of the Sharks, Adam Kimelman reports.

EDGE Analysis

After heading to the locker room for further evaluation in the second period, MacDonald was back on the bench for the start of the third.

IRAndrew MacDonald
D PHI
9 months ago

MacDonald left Saturday's contest after getting smashed into the boards by Melker Karlsson of the Sharks, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

MacDonald was hit up high and needed to be assisted to the medical room for further evaluation, departing in the second period after 13:38 of ice time. At this point, there's no word as to whether he'll be able to return, but the Flyers don't have another game until Wednesday so he'll have plenty of time to rest either way.

IRAndrew MacDonald
D PHI
10 months ago

McDonald has just a single assist through 12 games in January, but he has blocked 27 shots.

EDGE Analysis

With just two goals and 12 points through 42 games, MacDonald's offensive numbers don't move the needle. Additionally, he has just 30 shots on net. His 89 blocked shots are certainly a nice total, but without improved contributions in the other fantasy categories, it's difficult to roster MacDonald in the majority of seasonal leagues.