MacDermid is expected back Saturday after missing Thursday's game because of COVID-19 protocols, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
Unlike fellow blueliner Sean Walker, MacDermid's return doesn't really move the needle for most fantasy managers. Unless you're getting fantasy points for hits or PIMs, MacDermid adds little value in either daily or redraft leagues and shouldn't be rostered.
MacDermid is unavailable due to the league's COVID-19 protocols.
The specifics of his placement could be wide-ranging and remain unclear, but MacDermid will not be able to practice or travel with the team until he's been cleared. The defenseman was listed as a non-roster player for Thursday's game against the Wild, so this news clarifies his absence.
MacDermid (undisclosed) landed on non-roster injured reserve Wednesday, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
MacDermid played in 45 games for Los Angeles last season in which he generated three goals, five assists and 95 hits. Given his limited offensive upside, the 26-year-old defenseman likely won't offer much in terms of fantasy value this year, except maybe in leagues that value hits.
MacDermid (undisclosed) was deemed unfit to participate in Saturday's practice, John Hoven of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio reports.
The Kings didn't reveal what's bothering MacDermid. The 26-year-old floated in and out of the lineup last season, but he's vying for a more consistent role this season. Every rep in training camp counts, so he'll aim for a quick recovery with Thursday's matchup against the Wild looming.
MacDermid agreed to terms on a two-year, $1.75 million contract extension with Los Angeles on Friday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
MacDermid logged a career-high 45 games for the Kings this season in which he generated three goals, five helpers and 51 shots while averaging 13:43 of ice time. The 25-year-old's new deal will likely see him cemented on the 23-man roster next season.
MacDermid managed just one assist in the season's final month before the hiatus.
MacDermid is a physical defender that's valuable to his team but not to fantasy owners
MacDermid is leading Kings defensemen in hits per game, delivering 2.3 per contest in the 41 games he's played.
MacDermid is a great physical presence on the ice, but for fantasy purposes, he's not really going to move the needle unless your league rewards hits. If your league is all offense, you'll get no value from him, as he has just three points this year.
MacDermid produced an assist and five hits in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Panthers.
MacDermid had the lone helper on Gabriel Vilardi's first career goal early in the first period. The defenseman is up to seven points, 78 hits and 43 PIM through 36 contests. MacDermid is a low-scoring, physical presence who likely won't interest fantasy owners.
MacDermid potted a goal and picked up a fighting major in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Flames.
MacDermid dropped the gloves with Milan Lucic in an energizing heavyweight tilt in the second period. The Kings' defenseman then tallied his third goal of the year early in the third period. He finished with three hits and a plus-3 rating, as well. The 25-year-old is up to a career-high five points to go with 69 hits and 43 PIM in 34 games.
MacDermid (suspension) served his two-game ban and is available versus Dallas on Wednesday.
Even with his suspension behind him, MacDermid may struggle to get into the lineup now that Derek Forbort is healthy. Without a clear spot in the lineup, MacDermid won't offer much in terms of fantasy value the rest of the way.
The league suspended MacDermid on Friday for the Kings' next two games.
MacDermid's suspension stems from an illegal check to the head of Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov on Tuesday and the league's player safety department has apparently found it violent enough to warrant two games in the press box. He will thus sit out Saturday against Nashville and Monday versus Columbus before being eligible to rejoin the action Wednesday when the Stars roll into Los Angeles.
MacDermid will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday for his illegal check to the head of Flyers' defenseman Ivan Provorov.
MacDermid doesn't have repeat offender status, and he wasn't called for a penalty on the play. However, it sounds like he'll be facing a suspension for this collision, but the verdict won't be handed down until Friday, ahead of Saturday's matchup against the Predators. MacDermid has occasionally served as a healthy scratch this year, so his possible absence shouldn't shake up the team's dynamic.
MacDermid notched a shorthanded assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Flyers.
MacDermid sprung a two-on-one that saw Adrian Kempe finish off a Blake Lizotte pass for the Kings' fourth goal. With four points and 53 hits in 26 games, MacDermid is likely not productive enough to be relied on in most fantasy formats.
MacDermid notched an assist and four hits in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Canucks.
MacDermid now has four points in 25 games this year, matching his career high from 2017-18. He's not a particularly high-scoring blueliner -- it's his physicality (52 hits, 29 PIM) that make him valuable to the Kings. Fantasy owners can do better to fill out their rosters.
MacDermid scored a goal on three shots and added two blocked shots in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Ducks.
MacDermid's goal brought the Kings within one late in the second period, but they weren't able to tie it. MacDermid now has three points, 28 hits and 22 shots on goal in 14 appearances this season. While it's likely the 25-year-old sets a new personal best in points, it probably won't be enough to interest fantasy owners.
MacDermid dressed for the second straight contest Friday against San Jose after being scratched in each of the three preceding games.
MacDermid and Joakim Ryan both dressed for the second consecutive game, as the Kings seem to be trying to decide which will stay when Derek Forbort is back in the lineup. Neither is a fantasy concern, as neither finds the scoresheet with any regularity.
MacDermid was a healthy scratch against the Wild on Tuesday.
It was the second straight game in the press box for MacDermid, whose seen his spot in the lineup go to Joakim Ryan. The two blueliners figure to compete for minutes throughout the season, though one of them could be headed to the minors once Derek Forbort (back) is cleared to return.
MacDermid scored a goal on four shots and accrued two PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Jets.
On a rebound, MacDermid flung the puck at the net, and video review confirmed that Connor Hellebuyck was unable to kick it out before it crossed the line. It's only the second goal in MacDermid's career, as well as his first point of the season. He's added 13 PIM and three hits in three appearances.
MacDermid (undisclosed) had four PIM in 11:41 during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Flames.
MacDermid's only two appearances this season have come against the Flames, and he's racked up 11 PIM in that span. The defender doesn't do much of anything else, with only four points in 47 career NHL games over parts of three seasons.
MacDermid (undisclosed) draws back into the Kings' lineup Saturday versus the Flames, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
MacDermid has only played one game in 2019-20, failing to record a point in a 4-3 win over these very same Flames. Back healthy, the defenseman remains irrelevant in virtually all fantasy circles.
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