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Flyers place MacDonald on waivers for purpose of buy out

Defenseman departs organization after six seasons

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers /

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have placed defenseman Andrew MacDonald on waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract, according to Executive Vice President & General Manager, Chuck Fletcher.

MacDonald departs the Flyers after spending the last six seasons with the club, posting 72 points (11g-61a) in 291 regular season games. He has served as the team's alternate captain in each of the last two seasons. 

He recorded nine points, all assists, in 47 games during the 2018-19 campaign and was awarded the Yanick Dupre Class Guy Memorial Award presented by the Philadelphia chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association (PHWA) to the Flyer who best illustrates character, dignity and respect for the sport both on and off the ice.

MacDonald signed a multi-year contract extension with the Flyers on Apr. 15, 2014 after he was acquired from the New York Islanders on Mar. 4, 2014 in exchange for Matt Mangene, a third-round pick in 2014 and a second-round pick in 2015.

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