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Matt Donovan | Defenseman

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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Matt Donovan has agreed to a one-year deal in Buffalo.
He suited up in 12 games with the Islanders last year. He won't have any fantasy value in Buffalo. Jul 1 - 2:11 PM

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Defensemen Matt Donovan and Scott Mayfield are on the blue line for Game 7 Monday night against Washington.

With Travis Homonic, Lubomir Visnovsky, and Calvin de Haan all sidelined due to injuries, the Isles will keep both Donovan and Mayfield in the lineup with their season on the line. Donovan saw just 10:17 of playing time in Game 6 Saturday night while Mayfield received 10:30. They will be paired together once again to form the Islanders third defensive unit.
Apr 27 - 8:10 PM

Matt Donovan will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Rangers.

Donovan has been scratched in 17 consecutive games for the Islanders. Calvin De Haan (face) will miss the game due to injury.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 16 - 7:13 PM

Matt Donovan and Lubomir Visnovsky will be healthy scratches in Thusday's game against the Flyers.

The Visnovsky scratching was made official earlier today. Donovan has been scratched in all but one game since December 19th. The 24-year-old has three assists in nine games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 5 - 6:54 PM

Matt Donovan is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Bruins.

The 24-year-old has played in just nine games, and he has no goals and three assists in those contests. Donovan has played in just one of the Islanders' last 16 games. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Jan 29 - 7:00 PM

Matt Donovan will be a healthy scratch against the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

It's now late January, and Donovan has played just nine games with the Islanders this season. He has three points and little else to show for his efforts, making him anything but a fantasy option for your squad.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 27 - 6:21 PM

Matt Donovan, Brian Strait, and Eric Boulton will all continue to be healthy scratches Sunday night against the Oilers.

Coach Capuano has no intentions on messing around with his succeeding lineup, especially one that's nearly back 100% health. Even if any of the three do play, none have any fantasy value.
Jan 4 - 8:34 PM

Matt Donovan, Brian Strait, and Eric Boulton will all be healthy scratches Monday against the Capitals.

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano will go with the same lineup he's used over the last few games Monday night when the Islanders host the Capitals. Donovan and Strait have played in a combined 27 games registering just five assists combined from the blue line, while Boulton has only played in four games without scoring a single point.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:28:00 PM

Matt Donovan will play in his first game of the season on Monday against Philadelphia.

He appeared in 52 games with the Islanders last year, where he compiled 16 points, 68 hits, 72 blocks and a minus-9 rating. Brian Strait will draw into the lineup as well because Thomas Hickey and Calvin de Haan will sit because of illness.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 06:42:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 06:46:00 PM

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.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 10:20:00 AM

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

Donovan has 21 points and 25 penalty minutes in 27 AHL games this season. He had a shot on goal in 16:54 minutes of ice time in the Islanders' 3-2 overtime loss to Edmonton.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 02:25:00 AM

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.
Sun, Feb 9, 2014 02:22:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 08:03:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 12:42:00 PM

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2Rasmus Ristolainen
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5Andrej Meszaros
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