Matt Donovan D BUF 3 months ago

The Sabres signed Donovan to a one-year deal Wednesday, the Buffalo News reports.

Donovan, who notched three assists in 12 games for the Islanders last season, gives the Sabres' blue line another left-handed shot, but his fantasy value in a depth role for Buffalo figures to be modest.

Matt Donovan D BUF 10 months ago

Donovan will reenter the Isles' lineup Thursday against the Blues, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

A slew of injuries to the Isles' blue line have allowed Donovan to enter the lineup with more regularity of late, but he headed to the press box for Tuesday's game following the call-up of Griffin Reinhart. The two blueliners will swap places Thursday night, allowing Donovan to make his sixth appearance of the season. He's produced two assists while averaging 18:54 of ice time.

Matt Donovan D BUF 1 year ago

Matt Donovan has taken the Islanders' one-year qualifying offer.

Donovan's deal is two-ways and will pay him $826,875 annually at the NHL level. He had two goals and 16 points in 52 games with the Islanders last season.

Matt Donovan D BUF 2 years ago

Matt Donovan had a goal and an assist in the Islanders' 3-2 shootout loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday.

Donovan hasn't done too much offensively in his rookie campaign, but he's been hot lately with five points in his last six games. He's worth keeping an eye on as he has enjoyed a lot of offensive success at the AHL level.

Matt Donovan D BUF 2 years ago

Matt Donovan was called up from the minors on Thursday March 6.

Matt Donovan D BUF 2 years ago

Matt Donovan was sent back down to Bridgeport (AHL) prior to the Olympic break.

Donovan has a goal and seven points through 36 games with the Islanders.

Matt Donovan D BUF 2 years ago

Matt Donovan picked up an assist in the Islanders' 2-1 loss on Wednesday.

Donovan has two points in his last three games, but he's typically not nearly as effective offensively. He has a goal and six assists in 33 contests in 2013-14.

Matt Donovan D BUF 2 years ago

The New York Islanders have promoted Matt Donovan.

Donovan's latest AHL stint lasted just one day. He has a goal and six points in 32 games this season.

Matt Donovan D BUF 2 years ago

Matt Donovan has been returned to the minors.

He has split time between Bridgeport and the Islanders this season. In 32 NHL contests, he has six points and a minus-10 rating. He is being sent down because of Lubomir Visnovsky's return from a concussion.

Matt Donovan D BUF 2 years ago

With Travis Hamonic out (concussion), the New York Islanders are counting heavily on defenseman Matt Donovan.

Isles coach Jack Capuano made a bold move on Thursday with half of his top defense pair out, choosing to have rookies Calvin de Haan and Matt Donovan take on the Lightning's top line. "I thought Dono and I did a decent job," said de Haan. "The coaches showed a lot of trust in us and it's an honor to be out there against the other team's best forwards." It was Donovan's best game of the 27 he's played this season. He played a career-high 21:15, had a career-best five shots on goal and, buoyed by the steadiness de Haan has brought to just about every game he's played since his recall from Bridgeport, looked far more confident than he has before. That pair may get the call to match up against Claude Giroux in Philadelphia today, part of a tougher assignment overall for the Islanders.