Defenseman Andrew MacDonald will attend training camp with the Calgary Flames on a professional tryout, the team announced Thursday.

Calgary's need for added depth along the blue line comes one week after defenseman Juuso Valimaki sustained a torn ACL.

MacDonald, 32, appeared in 47 games with the Philadelphia Flyers last season. He had nine assists, 18 penalty minutes and a minus-5 rating while averaging 16:24 of ice time.

The Flyers released MacDonald on June 15, the first day of the offseason in which NHL teams can buy out veterans' contracts. He was set to earn $5 million in the final year of a six-year, $30 million deal that he inked in 2014.

MacDonald recorded 161 points (28 goals, 133 assists) and 276 penalty minutes in 586 career games with the Flyers and New York Islanders. He also has appeared in 23 career playoff games, tallying four goals and an assist.

-- Field Level Media

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