MacDonald scored the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 2-1 home victory over the Capitals. MacDonald found the back of the net just once in 28 regular-season appearances, but he match that total with a second-period goal that ultimately held up as the winner. Offensive outbursts are rare for the former Islander, but this one couldn't have come at a better time.
MacDonald scored a goal and picked up two PIM in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs. MacDonald finally broke into the goal column this season. He has only played in 26 games this season, but sees around 20:00 on average per game. Still, even with his high ice time, the offensive output just isn't there to make him a fantasy-relevant player
MacDonald (head) will remain in the lineup against the Red Wings on Wednesday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Despite initial indications that MacDonald could be ruled out for Wednesday's contest, he will play against Detroit in a pivotal playoff matchup. The 29-year-old has yet to tally a goal this season and has only added a paltry seven assists in 24 outings. When he has been in the lineup, the blueliner is often on the ice as he is averaging over 20 minutes per game. His lack of production, however, makes him a low-end fantasy option.
Previously ruled out, general manager Ron Hextall indicated Wednesday that MacDonald (head) has been medically cleared to play and will be a game-time decision for the evening's contest against the Flyers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. MacDonald was likely suffering from a minor concussion but has apparently passed all necessary hurdles more quickly than expected. The 29-year-old blueliner has spent time at both professional levels this season but has seen some success (seven points, all assists) in limited action (24 games) with the Flyers. It's quite possible his status won't be confirmed until pregame warmups, so it will be worth checking back later in the day.
MacDonald (head) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Red Wings. MacDonald exited Sunday's game in the third period after reportedly hitting his head on the boards. The team is listing him as day-to-day, so it seems there's a decent chance he will return for Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs, but expect the team to update his status again before then. Yevgeny Medvedev will replace MacDonald in the lineup Wednesday, and Medvedev could be a decent option in daily lineups having notched 11 points over 44 games with the Flyers this season.
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