The Sabres have sent Matt Donovan to Rochester (AHL).
The Sabres have placed Matt Donovan on waivers.
Donovan has been a healthy scratch in the Sabres first three games and they have placed him on waivers with the intent of sending him to Rochester.
Donovan in; Visnovsky out.
Donovan has not played since January 6th, but he will play tonight with Visnovsky taking a seat. He has three assists and plus-3 rating in nine games this season.
Restricted free-agent Matt Donovan accepts qualifying offer of $826,875 from the New York Islanders.
Donovan, 24, was the 96th overall pick in 2008, but 2013-14 was his first full NHL season. He recorded 16 points (2G / 14A) with a minus-9 rating in 52 games with the Isles. Donovan will enter camp and fight for a regular role on a fairly young blueline.
Source: NHL.com 07/15/14, 8:16 am EST
The Islanders have recalled Matt Donovan (AHL).
Donovan has one goal and six assists in 36 games with the Islanders this season. He deserved to be recalled after playing very well in the AHL. Donovan had 21 points (7G / 14A) in 27 games on the Sound Tigers blueline.
The Islanders have assigned Matt Donovan to Bridgeport (AHL).
His assignment suggests that Travis Hamonic (concussion) will in fact return on Saturday. Donovan has split time between the Islanders and the Sound Tigers this season. He has seven points (1G / 6A) in 36 games with the Isles and 14 points (3G / 11A) in 17 games with Bridgeport.
After being sent down yesterday, the Islanders have recalled Matt Donovan from Bridgeport (AHL).
With Lubomir Visnovsky being activated from IR on Monday, Donovan had to be sent down, but this morning they placed Travis Hamonic (concussion) on IR so Donovan is back. He will serve as the team's eighth defenseman, but will likely see some action as Matt Carkner and Radek Martinek typically shuffle in and out of the lineup.
The Islanders have sent Matt Donovan back to Bridgeport (AHL) to make room for Lubomir Visnovsky to be activated from IR.
Donovan had one goal and five assists with a minus-10 rating in 32 games with the Islanders.
Donovan out, Carkner in.
Donovan has a goal and assist in four games. He was averaging 16:29 TOI per game.
#Isles Player Transactions: Micheal Haley and Matt Donovan have been returned on loan to Bridgeport.
Donovan had no points and a minus-3 rating in his first three NHL games.
Matt Donovan will make his #NHL debut paired with Reese.
Look for Donovan to make his NHL debut on the third pairing tonight.
Matt Donovan coming up from BPT for #Isles. Couple vets banged up and Capuano may want to see what the kid can do before next season.
Donovan scored 10 goals and 42 points in 69 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Assigned to Bridgeport (18): Forwards Micheal Haley, Sean Backman, Casey Cizikas, Justin DiBenedetto, Brett Gallant, Tomas Marcinko, Tyler McNeely, Tony Romano, David Ullstrom and Tim Wallace; Defensemen Calvin de Haan, Matt Donovan, Anton Klementyev, Aaron Ness, Benn Olson and Ty Wishart; and Goaltenders Mikko Koskinen, Anders Nilsson and Kevin Poulin.
No immediate fantasy hockey value in the AHL.