McDonald was assessed a five-minute boarding major and a game misconduct for a hit he delivered to Ben Lovejoy at the 18:54 mark of the second period of Tuesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie