McDonald was re-assigned to AHL Lehigh Valley on Saturday, NHL.com reports. The 31-year-old scored a goal during his first NHL stint of the year, but his services are not currently needed with both R.J. Umberger (foot) and Ryan White (shoulder) healthy. McDonald will have to bide his time, but figures to get another opportunity with Philadelphia at some point later this season.
McDonald tallied his first goal of the season with the Flyers on Friday in just his second game with the club. McDonald took advantage of the opportunity afforded him due to Sam Gagner's injury, and put two shots on net, and recorded three hits and five penalty minutes in the contest in 7:39 of ice time. It's unclear how long he'll remain with the club, especially with R.J. Umberger starting to close in on a return, but he'll look to do all he can to make the decision tougher. McDonald will get another chance to leave an impression Saturday as the Flyers take on the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
The Flyers have recalled McDonald from AHL Lehigh Valley. McDonald pitched in two assists in four games with the Phantoms ahead of the call-up. He figures to get some playing time with parent club since Sam Gagner is dealing with an upper-body injury.
Colin McDonald signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flyers on Friday.
Colin McDonald gathered two assists in Tuesday's 5-1 trouncing of the Coyotes.
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