VOORHEESAndrew MacDonald got a much-needed rest in Game 82, seeking reprieve from a recent foot injury he got from yet another blocked shot. He finished the season with an NHL high 242.

He's feeling better now. Not only walking better, but an extra pep in his step because he got a new contract extension from the Flyers.

MacDonald, 27, signed a six-year, $30 million contract with the Flyers, according to a league source. The extension did not include a no-trade clause.

MacDonald had earned $3.65 million in his career to date, until Flyers GM Paul Holmgren gave him an extension Tuesday. Now he'll make that before next season ends.

The move suggests MacDonald will see an increased role with the Flyers next season. As the team prepares for the playoffs, he's a No. 5 defenseman that's not eating up the same minutes he was when the Flyers acquired him from the New York Islanders.