Matt Donovan
D FA
1 year ago

Donovan signed a contract with Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League on Thursday, TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Donovan was the Islanders' fourth-round (96th overall) draft pick in 2008, but he only managed to play in 69 NHL games since then. The 26-year-old blueliner is quite talented, having been named to the All-Rookie squad with AHL Bridgeport in 2011-12, and there's a chance that he'll be able to resurrect his career overseas.

Matt Donovan
D FA
2 years ago

Donovan cleared waivers on Wednesday, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Donovan should be assigned to AHL Rochester to get additional playing time. He served as a healthy scratch prior to this move. The former fourth round pick of the Islanders had a great season in the AHL, scoring 21 points in 27 games, but couldn't translate that success to the Islanders. Donovan should be one of the first people called up in the event of an injury.

Matt Donovan
D FA
2 years ago

Donovan was placed on waivers Tuesday, reports Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman.

EDGE Analysis

Donovan has yet to play a game this season and with Jake McCabe getting called up the Sabres are probably assigning Donovan to AHL Rochester to get him some playing time. He should get a chance to re-join the big club this season if he plays well.

Matt Donovan
D FA
2 years 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 FA
3 years 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 FA
3 years 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 FA
4 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 FA
4 years ago

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

Matt Donovan
D FA
4 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 FA
4 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.