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Thrashers, Avs Swap Players

December 8, 1999

ATLANTA (AP) _ The Atlanta Thrashers acquired forward Shean Donovan on Wednesday in a trade that sent goaltender Rick Tabaracci to the Colorado Avalanche.

Donovan, a 6-3, 210-pound right wing, had one goal and eight penalty minutes in 18 games with the Avalanche this season. The 24-year-old was selected by San Jose in the 1993 NHL entry draft, the 28th pick overall.

Tabaracci, acquired by Atlanta as a free agent last month, posted a 5-5-1 record and a 3.20 goals-against average with the Thrashers’ IHL affiliate in Orlando. He made one appearance with the Atlanta club, recording a 4-2 loss to Dallas on Nov. 28.

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