Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/12/13
Defenceman Ed Jovanovski knew he needed hip surgery when “my kids had to help me put on my socks because I couldn’t bend over.” The wear and tear on his hip had severely reduced the Florida Panthers rearguard’s mobility. “I couldn’t tie my skates unless I reached out. I couldn’t bend.” He will be on Panthers trip to Edmonton later this month. When he plays is anyone’s guess. - Goalie Martin Brodeur saves he’d agree to a trade at the deadline to a contender if the New Jersey Devils are out of the playoffs. “Why not? (Ray) Bourque did it. Not like I’m going to play 25 more years,” Brodeur said. He’d be lukewarm going as an insurance backup. How about San Jose, where old friend and coach Larry Robinson is, as a No. 2 fallback to Antti Niemi? That might get his attention. - The Panthers have a terrific prospect on defence at Boston College, Mike Matheson, who could be on their blue-line next year. “He’s like Duncan Keith, and red-hair (like Keith),” said Tallon. - Worst free-a
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