According to Brett Cyrgalis from the New York Post, defenseman Andrew MacDonald recently turned down a 4 year 16 million dollar contract offer from the Islanders which likely makes his days with the team numbered as the deadline approaches. It is believed that MacDonald is looking for a 4/5 year deal worth 5 million per season.
The Post also reports that Snow has received one substantial offer for him already and has turned it down banking on the offers getting better as it gets closer to tomorrows deadline as well as the March 5th trade deadline. It is believed that Snow is looking for at least a first round pick in return for MacDonald.
Lighthouse Hockey did some analysis yesterday trying to gauge the potential return we could expect for MacDonald by looking at some deadline deals from last season and concluded that a second round pick plus is a realistic return for the defenseman.
This season has been a rough year for MacDonald who has logged a ton of minutes in the absence of Lubomir Visnovsky and put up some points as well. However, with those increased minutes his play in his own zone has started to waver which used to be a staple for MacDonald as recently as last season.