NEW YORK -- Colin McDonald is back in the NHL just in time to face his old team.
McDonald, recalled by the Philadelphia Flyers from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League on Tuesday, will be in the lineup against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TCN-PH).
McDonald played 133 games with the Islanders during the past three seasons before signing with the Flyers as a free agent this summer. He'll take the place of Sam Gagner, who sustained what general manager Ron Hextall called a pressure cut on his forehead during Philadelphia's 3-2 overtime victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday and will miss another week.
"I'm excited just to get another day in the NHL, and to play against these guys," said the 31-year-old forward, who missed 14 AHL games with a lower-body injury before returning last week. "It's always fun to play against your old team. I've been in this situation before and it's never personal, but you always want to prove something."