• Sabres Sign Donovan

    News: The Sabres signed Matt Donovan to a one-year contract Wednesday, The Buffalo News reports.
    Analysis: Matt Donovan, who notched three assists in 12 games for the Islanders last season, gives the Sabres' blue line another left-handed shot, but his fantasy value in a depth role for Buffalo figures to be modest.
  • Isles' Donovan To Reenter Lineup

    News: Matt Donovan will reenter the Isles' lineup Thursday against the Blues, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
    Analysis: A slew of injuries to the Isles' blue line have allowed Matt Donovan to enter the lineup with more regularity of late, but he headed to the press box for Tuesday's game following the call-up of Griffin Reinhart. The two blueliners will swap places Thursday night, allowing Donovan to make his sixth appearance of the season. He's produced two assists while averaging 18:54 of ice time.
  • Islanders' Donovan Accepts Qualifying Offer

    News: Matt Donovan accepted his qualifying offer from the Islanders on Tuesday.
    Analysis: Matt Donovan, who registered two goals and 16 points in 52 contests last season, figures to again compete for a role on the blue line in 2014-15.
  • Isles Give Donovan Qualifying Offer

    News: Matt Donovan was given a qualifying offer by the Islanders on Tuesday, according to the Islanders Point Blank.
    Analysis: Matt Donovan had two goals and 16 points in 52 games for the Isles last season and should compete in training camp for bottom four defenseman role once again.
  • Isles' Donovan Chips In Two Points

    News: Matt Donovan scored one of the Isles' goals, assisted on the other and went plus-2 during Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss in Tampa.
    Analysis: Well, Matt Donovan will certainly escape blame for this loss. He's quietly picked up five points and 14 PIM in his last six games -- some fantasy-relevant stats. This isn't out of nowhere, either, as Donovan has totaled 119 points in 180 AHL games, including seven goals and 21 points in 27 games for Bridgeport this year. The 23-year-old is demanding your attention.
  • Islanders Recall Donovan

    News: Matt Donovan was recalled from AHL Bridgeport on Wednesday.
    Analysis: Matt Donovan will join the Islanders after the recent trades of Andrew MacDonald and Thomas Vanek opened up some roster spots for the Islanders. He'll likely serve as an extra defenseman while he's up with the team.
  • Isles Send Donovan Back to AHL Bridgeport

    News: Matt Donovan was sent back to AHL Bridgeport on Saturday, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
    Analysis: It looks like Travis Hamonic is past his concussion issues and is expected to return to the lineup Saturday. Matt Donovan had one assist and a plus-2 rating through four games on the call-up.
  • Isles' Donovan Recalled From AHL

    News: Matt Donovan was recalled from AHL Bridgeport on Tuesday.
    Analysis: Matt Donovan was brought back up for some added depth ahead of Wednesday's game against the Rangers, with Travis Hamonic (concussion) landing on IR. Hamonic's IR stint can be backdated to Jan. 13, and he resumed skating with the team Monday, so it's possible he's activated to take Donovan's place on the roster as soon as Friday. In 32 games with the Islanders this season, the 23-year-old Donovan has put up one goal, five assists and a minus-10 rating.
  • Isles Return Donovan To AHL

    News: Matt Donovan was sent down to AHL Bridgeport on Monday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: He was sent out to make room for Lubomir Visnovsky (concussion), who will return from IR to play Monday vs. the Bruins. Matt Donovan has a goal and five assists over 32 games with the Islanders this season.
  • Isles Recall Donovan

    News: Matt Donovan was recalled from AHL Bridgeport on Thursday.
    Analysis: In effect, he'll be replacing Aaron Ness, who was demoted to Bridgeport a day earlier. Matt Donovan will attempt to carve out a role on the team's third defensive pairing.