The Flyers sent defenseman Andrew MacDonald back to the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday.

When Radko Gudas returned from a three-game suspension Thursday in St. Louis, MacDonald went to the bench after playing one game with the Flyers. He had been recalled Monday and played nearly 20 minutes in the Flyers' 4-3 shootout loss to the Islanders on Tuesday.

MacDonald, 29, returns to Lehigh Valley as its highest-scoring defenseman, with 13 points.