The New York Islanders announced defenseman Matt Donovan and forward Brett Gallant accepted their qualifying offers, while forward Kirill Kabanov was placed on unconditional waivers.
Terms of the deals were not disclosed, but Donovan will be paid $826,875 next season, according to CapGeek.com. The 24-year-old was originally a fourth-round pick in 2008. He had two goals and 14 assists in 52 games for the Islanders last season, along with 14 assists in 27 games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.
Gallant, 25, had zero points and 17 penalty minutes in four games with the Islanders last season, and one goal, one assist and 255 penalty minutes in 58 AHL games.
Kabanov was a third-round pick in 2010 who played in 16 games for Bridgeport last season before being sent to the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL for nine games. He finished the season with Modo in the Swedish Elite League.
"I think it is time to say goodbye to all NY Islanders fans," Kabanov wrote on his Facebook page. "Thank you for all your wishes and for great support through all those years. It was my choice to move and huge respect to (general manager) Garth (Snow) for understanding. I spend 4 years with the Islanders organization and never had a chance to play even in AHL for them. But I still appreciate Islanders Medical staff for being with me after injury i get my first year in Bridgeport. and all the staff in Islanders organization.. And specially fans . You will be my friends forever no matter what team i will play in the future. I made great friends and fall in love with Long Island, but it is time to move."