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Panthers use compliance buyout on defenseman Ed Jovanovski

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Out with the old and in with the new. Just days after selecting 18-year-old defenseman Aaron Ekblad with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft, the Florida Panthers have announced they will be parting ways with one of their all-time great blueliners: 38-year-old captain Ed Jovanovski. With one year remaining on his four-year, $16.5 million contract, the Panthers have opted...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Puts Ed Jovanovski On Waivers

via TSN, The Florida Panthers have placed defenceman Ed Jovanovski on waivers. The 38-year-old Panthers captain scored one goal and four assists in 37 games with the Panthers in 2013-14. Jovanovski has one year remaining on a four-year deal he signed with the Panthers prior to the 2011-12 season. The deal is worth an average annual value of $4.125 million.   ...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Ed Jovanovski fined $5,000 for hit

Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski received a $5,000 fine for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp, the National Hockey League  announced Sunday. The Panthers captain received a major penalty and a game misconduct early during the first period in Florida's 3-2 loss on Saturday night. Jovanovski and Tropp initially came together in a collision along the boards...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski stars in 4-3 victory over Sabres

It was for these special moments that Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski put himself through eight months of painstaking rehabilitation from major hip surgery to make it back to play a young man's game he still has a passion for. Moments like scoring a big goal to lead the Panthers to a 4-3 victory over the hapless Buffalo Sabres in First Niagara Center Tuesday night for their first...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Jovanovski's return to ice a good omen for Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Doctors and athletes may one day remember Ed Jovanovski as a pioneer. Nine months after undergoing major hip surgery, the Florida Panthers captain returned to the ice. It wasn't a one-shift-and-done moment, either. The defenseman logged just under 16 minutes of ice time, filled roles on the power play and penalty kill and finished with a plus-3 rating in Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jovanovski to make season debut for Panthers

The Florida Panthers have activated defenseman and captain Ed Jovanovski from injured reserve and say he'll make his season debut Saturday against Nashville. Jovanovski had hip surgery in April. Injuries kept him from 83 of Florida's last 89 games, dating to the start of last season. Jovanovski said the hip pain was so bad that lacing his own skates proved impossible. Panthers...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Jovanovski making progress but return is unknown

Ed Jovanovski has only played six games as the captain of the Panthers and although he is attempting to come back from major hip surgery there are no guarantees that he will play another NHL game. Jovanovski 37 has been diligently rehabbing and skating all summer yet there’s a trace of uncertainly as to when or if he will play again. “I’ve been feeling pretty good. It’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Ed Jovanovski out for remainder of season

SUNRISE, Fla. Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski will miss the remainder of the season with a hip injury, the team announced Thursday. Jovanovski will undergo surgery April 5. The injury is not career threatening, a Panthers spokesman said. Named Panthers captain prior to the start of this season, Jovanovski was limited to just six games this season. He finished with one assist...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers will wait as Jovanovski gets healthy

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. Injuries continue to take their toll on the Florida Panthers. Two days after Ed Jovanovski returned from a 21-game absence, coach Kevin Dineen announced Monday the Panthers captain is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Jovanovski will remain in Florida during the team's eight-day, five-game road trip. Dineen indicated he will offer more clarity...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Jovanovski may miss up to two months

The Florida Panthers could be without Ed Jovanovski for two months after the veteran defenseman underwent surgery to fix a broken hand. Jovanovski injured his hand in a first-period fight against the Boston Bruins on Monday. Before playing the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said he was ''really impressed'' with the 35-year-old Jovanovski...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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