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Andrew MacDonald's playoff thoughts

Andrew MacDonald of the Islanders skates against the

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Andrew MacDonald’s pro career has had a few twists and turns -- he started out in Utah of the ECHL and gradually worked his way up to the top pair of the Isles' defense. He’s also played in the playoffs at every level along the way, completing that run with the Isles reaching the postseason:

“It’s safe to say everyone’s dream and goal is to win the Stanley Cup, and making the playoffs is part...

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Visnovsky-Hickey pairing playing big

Thomas Hickey of the Islanders skates against Quinton

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Andrew MacDonald jokingly called Lubomir Visnovsky and Thomas Hickey the Isles’ “Twin Towers” defense pair.

But the 5-10 Visnovsky and the 5-10 Hickey have been perhaps the Isles’ steadiest defense pair at even strength. Visnovsky leads the Isles with a plus-12 rating and Hickey is right behind at plus-10.

Five or 10 years ago, no NHL coach would dream of pairing two under 6-foot defensemen...

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Jay Pandolfo goes on IR

Paul Martin #7 of the Pittsburgh Penguins plays

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

The Islanders put forward Jay Pandolfo on injured reserve before Monday morning's practice at Nassau Coliseum. The 36-year-old, who was relied on in his role as a penalty killer, broke his foot in a game against the Devils two weeks ago. He will be out until January.

Defenseman Andrew MacDonald was also placed on injured reserve. MacDonald leads the team with 60 blocked shots.

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