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

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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.

Source: Arthur Staple 01/28/14, 6:07 am EST

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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.

Source: New York Hockey 10/2/11, 9:12 am EST

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