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Ryan Donato trying to 'stay positive' with Providence Bruins

Erin Walsh
November 08, 2018 - 6:27 pm

Ryan Donato didn’t impress the Bruins coaching staff enough early on this season, thus leading to him being sent to Providence of the AHL.

Although Donato hasn't found his game early on, there's a lot to like as he tallied nine points (five goals, four assists) in 12 games with the Bruins last year fresh out of college.

Despite being sent down, Donato said he’s trying to stay positive and work on his game to be recalled sooner rather than later.

“I mean mostly just trying to stay positive,” said Donato, via NBC10. “It’s a short pair of games to try to kind of see what was wrong with me. I don’t think there was really anything that was too bad, I just kind of worked on those little details.”

Donato added: “Hopefully when I get called up I’ll be better than ever and I think that I’ll just try to take it as a positive, work hard while I’m down here and hopefully won’t be too long but hopefully I’ll get scoring more and bring that to the next level.”

The 22-year-old tallied one goal through 11 games with the Bruins before being demoted. In two games with Providence, Donato has recorded an assist.

The Scituate native will likely benefit from his time in Providence and be back with the Bruins in due time.