Donovan signed a contract with Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League on Thursday, TSN reports. 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.
Donovan cleared waivers on Wednesday, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reports. 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.
Donovan was placed on waivers Tuesday, reports Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman. 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.
The Sabres signed Matt Donovan to a one-year contract Wednesday, The Buffalo News reports.
Matt Donovan will reenter the Isles' lineup Thursday against the Blues, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
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