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OTF: MacDonald out vs. Panthers

Defenseman has upper-body injury, Oduya to make Flyers debut

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

Prior to warmups at the BB&T Center in Florida, Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced that defenseman Andrew MacDonald will be out of the lineup with an upper-body injury. He is considered day-to-day.

MacDonald has four goals and 13 points and a plus-1 rating in 50 games for the Flyers this season while averaging close to 20 minutes of ice time per-game (19:56).

This is his first missed game since early in the season, when he missed 15 games from Oct. 24-Nov. 24 with a lower-body injury.

With MacDonald coming out, recently acquired defenseman, Johnny Oduya, is expected to make his Flyer debut. Oduya was claimed off waivers on Monday from the Ottawa Senators. He posted eight points (4g-4a) with a plus-2 rating in 51 games with the Senators. 

Oduya arrived in Philadelphia on Thursday and has been practicing with the team ever since.

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