MacDonald was suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of Minnesota's Ryan Hartman in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Wild. MacDonald delivered the hit in the first period. Hartman left the game briefly but was able to continue playing. The two-game suspension guarantees MacDonald will be out for both of the Avalanche's contests in Anaheim on Friday and Sunday. He'll be eligible to return Monday versus the Coyotes.
MacDonald will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday for an illegal check to the head on Minnesota's Ryan Hartman that occurred during Wednesday's loss to the Avalanche. An announcement regarding any supplemental discipline for MacDonald should be released prior to Friday's game versus Anaheim.
MacDonald recorded an assist, four shots on goal and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Wild. MacDonald set up Andre Burakovsky's second-period marker. The 28-year-old MacDonald has put up four assists in his last five outings. The Oregon native is up to seven points, a plus-13 rating and 46 shots on net through 27 contests. He's seemingly earned a spot on the third pairing, as he's played in 23 straight games.
MacDonald notched an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Blues. MacDonald helped out on a Nathan MacKinnon tally in the second period, which stood as the game-winner. The 28-year-old MacDonald has earned an everyday role for the Avalanche, and he's posted four assists in his last nine games. For the year, he has five points, 26 hits, 24 blocked shots and a plus-13 rating.
MacDonald had an assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 9-3 win over Arizona. MacDonald was the second helper, feeding J.T. Compher in stride as he entered the Coyotes' zone before sliding a back pass for Pierre-Edouard Bellemare's first period goal. The assist gives MacDonald three points over the last eight games. The third-pair defenseman didn't start the season on the active roster, but injuries on the blue line -- the latest being Bowen Byram (upper body) -- has led to MacDonald playing 19 consecutive games (16:20 TOI/game). On an offensively proficient team like the Avs, regular playing time can result in modest scoring outbursts.
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