The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenseman Andrew MacDonald from the NY Islanders in exchange for a third-round pick in 2014 and a second-round pick in 2015.

Andrew MacDonald headed to the Flyers.

Andrew MacDonald headed to the Flyers.

 SPECTOR’S NOTE: Looks like there wasn’t anyone willing to offer up the first rounder the Islanders reportedly sought for MacDonald.  MacDonald is a good two-way defenseman who logs big minutes and should take some pressure off ageing Kimmo Timonen in the short-term. His performance down the stretch and into the playoffs (if the Flyers clinch a berth) could determine if he has a future in Philly beyond this season.