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Flyers' Andrew MacDonald eager to earn his keep

mcall.com - Dec 7, 2015

VOORHEES, N.J. — There's really only one way to reduce the stigma of being a $30-million minor league player. That would be to play well when given the opportunity to return to the NHL. Andrew MacDonald sounds determined to do that, now that he's been recalled from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to...

Sam Gagner "He [MacDonald] is going to bring that stability of a veteran defenseman,'' Hakstol said. "
Claude Giroux "No,'' he said. "

Flyers' MacDonald wants to prove he's NHL-ready

philly.com - Dec 7, 2015

After injuries to two defensemen and a suspension to Radko Gudas, Andrew MacDonald has returned to the Flyers. Promoted from the Phantoms, MacDonald practiced with the Flyers in Voorhees on Monday and replaced the injured Luke Schenn, who is expected to miss two weeks.

Flyers recall Brandon Manning from Phantoms

mcall.com - Mar 27, 2015

Brandon Manning will make his fourth trip from Allentown to Philadelphia.

Flyers' Hextall: Big offseason moves unlikely

philly.com - Mar 26, 2015

General manager Ron Hextall sees how the Flyers play against elite teams - in the last five weeks, they have defeated Nashville, St. Louis, the New York Rangers, Detroit, and Chicago - and doesn't think he needs to make many offseason moves.

Claude Giroux "It's frustrating. We're not in the playoffs, but we know we can play against the good teams, It feels like when we are ready to play, we play our best games."

Flyers' Simmonds, MacDonald done for the year

philly.com - Mar 26, 2015

Philly's Simmonds, MacDonald out for season

cbssports.com - Mar 26, 2015

Philly's Simmonds, MacDonald out for season

Ranking the Top Defensemen Set to Become Free Agents After 2014-15

bleacherreport.com - Mar 12, 2015

With pending unrestricted free agent Johnny Boychuk agreeing to a seven-year, $42 million contract Thursday, as Newsday's Arthur Staple reported, the market for defensemen this summer is...well... Ever get to the supermarket the day before a blizzard hits? Only it's late in the day, and the place has already been ravaged, and all that's left is store-brand potato chips and some low-fat v

Gustafsson bolts Flyers for Russia

philly.com - May 17, 2014

While playing for Sweden at Worlds, Erik Gustafsson decided to sign with a Russian team.

Former Islanders Andrew MacDonald, Mark Streit find their place with Flyers

newsday.com - Apr 19, 2014

Andrew MacDonald and Mark Streit served the Islanders well after arriving on Long Island via different routes in the 2008-09 season.

Mark Streit "It's great for him, He's a really good player. He's improved over the years and established himself as one of the top D in the league. I was happy for the trade, and that's one thing. Locking him up is another and he's a great addition. He's happy to have that out of the way and concentrate on hockey."
Andrew MacDonald "There was a lot of talk about getting traded, and I figured if I did, it would be to a contender. Philly was a great spot, great fit for me,"

Flyers sign defenseman MacDonald to six-year extension

mcall.com - Apr 15, 2014

The Philadelphia Flyers signed defenseman Andrew MacDonald to a six-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.

Andrew MacDonald "We kind of hashed it out a couple different ways, Ended up finishing on six (years), and I felt like a good, long-term commitment was great for me and they agreed with it. Obviously it's a big commitment for them, a big commitment for me. It's a good deal."
Andrew MacDonald "You try not to think about it (the contract) too much, With the playoffs coming up and everything, it's nice to get it out of the way and concentrate on making a run."

Little chance that Thomas Vanek, Andrew MacDonald stick with Islanders

newsday.com - Feb 8, 2014

The Olympic break is upon the Islanders. Thomas Vanek and Andrew MacDonald are still on the team as they head off in decidedly different directions for the next two weeks -- Vanek is going to Sochi to captain Austria's hockey team while MacDonald is headed to "someplace warm" with his girlfriend to decompress.

Travis Hamonic "I'm an Islander and this is where I want to be. That's all you can think for now."
Travis Hamonic "It takes a lot to keep me out of the lineup, You have to realize that it's doctors calling the shots on this. That's the reality now. If I could have played through it, I would have. But there's a lot more at stake than my instinct and my desire to play through things."

Islanders’ MacDonald on block after rejecting $16M offer

nypost.com - Feb 6, 2014

The offer was there, it was rejected, and now Andrew MacDonald has to start contemplating life in the NHL with a team other than the Islanders. About a month and...

Isles' defense keeps taking hits

newsday.com - Nov 26, 2013

When Andrew MacDonald went down after being hit up high by a puck during practice Monday, it marked the second potential injury in three days to an already thin group of defensemen for the Islanders.

jack capuano "It's their first day back, we'll see, It's good to see them out there, no question, but we'll re-evaluate after practice and see how their health is. We've had some crazy luck on the back end this year so we're hoping they're OK."
Travis Hamonic "It's just the game and the sport, I don't think there's ever been a team in any hockey league that's gone a whole season without any injuries. That's part of the process -- guys are going to come in and out and that's just the way things are."
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No rushing back for Lubomir Visnovsky

newsday.com - Oct 22, 2013

Lubomir Visnovsky was scheduled to have his concussion symptoms evaluated Tuesday by team doctors at Nassau Coliseum, but the Isles defenseman will not be rushing back to action.

jack capuano "We don't play again until Friday, but that's definitely a concern,"
Andrew MacDonald "You just have to be smart. You're not going to start a rush late in your shift or do anything to burn energy after you've been on for a bit,"

Storylines to Follow in New York Islanders Training Camp

bleacherreport.com - Sep 10, 2013

New York Islanders training camp will be underway this week, and it's sure to be one of the more competitive camps in the NHL. With a handful of roster spots in flux and plenty of prospects who appear very close to being NHL-ready, rookies will be pushing the speed and intensity in every drill, scrimmage and preseason game. Here are four storylines fans should be keeping a close eye on as camp pro

Dan Petriw: Under Pressure: The Islanders D-Man with the most to prove this season

hockeybuzz.com - Aug 29, 2013

On Monday we looked at the Islander forward with the most to prove this season. Today we continue with part two of our three part “Under pressure” series as we examine the Islander defenseman with the most to prove in 13/14. There is a couple different ways one could go on this issue. Clearly replacing departed blueliner Mark Streit is of the utmost importance however that roster spot sho..

Islanders' Andrew MacDonald is on the mend after breaking hand in playoffs

newsday.com - May 14, 2013

Andrew MacDonald is headed home to Nova Scotia this week, but he'll be back in three weeks to have a metal rod removed from his broken left hand.

Islanders defense adjusts with loss of Andrew MacDonald

newsday.com - May 11, 2013

There was a pretty stringent adjustment period for the remaining Islanders defensemen in Game 5, their first without Andrew MacDonald. Brian Strait took MacDonald's spot on the top defense pair with Travis Hamonic and acquitted himself decently in the 4-0 loss, but MacDonald, out for the remainder of the postseason with a broken hand, was certainly missed.

Andrew MacDonald "Everybody just had to pick it up, we all had some more responsibilities, I got some new duties, [ Radek Martinek] had some PP time, we all had a little PK time. A- Mac did a lot of things for us."

Andrew MacDonald injury: Islanders defenseman may have broken hand

sbnation.com - May 7, 2013

The New York Islanders earned a big win in Game 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but may have suffered a big loss: Andrew MacDonald left the game after taking a shot off the hand in the second period, and the earliest report is it may be a broken hand, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday. The Islanders are officially calling it an "upper body" injury, the vague nomenclature of choice

Isles' MacDonald rues another missed playoff

newsday.com - Apr 6, 2012

Andrew MacDonald is, quite likely, the biggest bargain in the NHL. His average salary of $550,000 does not indicate his value to the Islanders, who have needed MacDonald's steadiness and sacrifice -- he leads the team in ice time at 23:25 per game and in blocked shots with 184, tied for fifth in the league -- in a season in which the team's overall defense was shaky.

Andrew MacDonald "I think there were a lot of people that had slow starts, myself first and foremost, We certainly learned last season [with a 1-17-3 slide] that you can't afford to fall that far behind. But we did it again, to a certain extent [with a 2-10-4 skid], and we need to know coming into next season how much those slides can hurt you."

MacDonald's effort epitomizes Islanders' play

newsday.com - Feb 15, 2012

If there was a signature play in the Islanders' 3-1 win in Winnipeg Tuesday night, it probably was not Matt Moulson's tide-turning tying goal or even P.A. Parenteau's go-ahead goal early in the third period. The moment that had "Islanders" written all over it was the headfirst lunge that Andrew MacDonald made to knock the puck away from the Jets and out of the zone during a third-period penalty ki

jack capuano "That defines him, I've seen it from him for many years now -- the desperation in his game, the willingness to lay down and block shots and use a real good, active stick. It was a key play for us."

MacDonald-Hamonic top Isles defensive duo

newsday.com - Jan 18, 2012

Andrew MacDonald and Travis Hamonic were paired out of necessity and familiarity when Hamonic was called up from Bridgeport right before Thanksgiving of 2010. Jack Capuano had coached both defensemen with the Sound Tigers and believed they would complement each other.

Travis Hamonic "We talk a lot before the games, and we talk about how we don't just want to break even against other teams' best guys, we want to win those battles, I think we've been playing confidently, not just us, but the whole team."
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