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Matt Donovan | Defenseman | #65

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (96) / NYI
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Donovan has inked a contract with Frolunda HC in Sweden.
Donovan had eight goals and 31 points in 73 games with AHL Rochester last season. The 26-year-old is a veteran of 67 career NHL contests. Thu, Jul 21, 2016 03:50:00 PM

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Matt Donovan has been sent to AHL Rochester.

Donovan went unclaimed on waivers on Wednesday, so this was to be expected. Buffalo didn't use him in their first three games.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 05:07:00 PM

Matt Donovan has successfully cleared waivers.

Buffalo didn't use Donovan in its first three contests. Now the Sabres can send him to the minors where he'll at least get some ice time.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Matt Donovan has been placed on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres.

Donovan was a healthy scratch in Buffalo's first three games. He had three assists in 12 contests with the New York Islanders last season.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 01:19:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 02:11:00 PM

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.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 08:10:00 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.
Mon, Feb 16, 2015 07:13:00 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.
Thu, Feb 5, 2015 06:54:00 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.
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 07:00:00 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.
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 06:21:00 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.
Sun, Jan 4, 2015 08:34:00 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

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