Oct 9, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT
The move reunites MacDonald with former Isles teammate Dustin Kohn. The two manned New York’s blueline together during the 2009-10 season before Kohn left North America in 2011.
MacDonald, 26, appeared in a career-high 75 games with the Islanders last season. Originally a sixth-round pick in 2006, he made his mark with the club during 2010-11, when he led all New York defensemen in scoring (4GG-23A-27PTS) despite appearing in just 60 games.
One of the NHL’s best bargains, McDonald still has two seasons remaining on the four-year, $2.2 million deal signed with the Isles in 2010.
He’ll bolster a Karlovy team that’s light on NHL talent and currently sitting 10th in the 14-team league.
- Hitchcock re-signs for one more year in St. Louis 5
- Ducks win crazy Game 5, push ‘Hawks to edge of elimination 27
- WATCH LIVE: Blackhawks at Ducks, Game 5 of Western Conference Final 3
- In the playoffs, sometimes it comes down to the ‘bounces’ 4
- Now feels like a good time to debate Stamkos’ next contract 34
- Here’s the latest on coaching searches in Buffalo, San Jose and New Jersey 3
- Bishop bounced back in Game 5, but did the Rangers test him enough? 9
- Surging Stamkos: Lightning put Rangers on the brink 19
- Report: Blues will stick with Hitchcock ‘barring anything dramatic’ 18
- WATCH LIVE: Lightning at Rangers, Game 5 of Eastern Conference Final 0
- Reports: Sabres thought they had a deal with Babcock, aren’t happy (174)
- Leafs land Babcock with reported 8-year deal, estimated at $50 million (130)
- Report: Sabres negotiating with Babcock (82)
- Kesler on wearing down Chicago: ‘No human can withstand that many hits’ (75)
- What’s wrong with Lundqvist? (70)