Rotowire: Oct 23 / 9:27a ET
News: McDonald cleared waivers Thursday, Tim Wharnsby of CBC reports.
Impact: The Islanders dropped McDonald from their 23-man roster Wednesday after he had seen only limited minutes on the fourth line for the team to start the season. He'll report to AHL Bridgeport, with Anders Lee likely to be recalled to take his spot on the Islanders roster.
Rotowire: Oct 22 / 10:05a ET
News: McDonald was placed on waivers by the Islanders on Wednesday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Impact: The Islanders are expected to recall Anders Lee from AHL Bridgeport on Wednesday, with the expectation that he'll provide more offensive upside in a bottom-six role than McDonald offered. McDonald has appeared in only two games, averaging 10:38 of ice time.