Panthers to buyout captain Jovanovski
The Florida Panthers have placed veteran defenseman Ed Jovanovski on unconditional waivers for the purposes of a buyout.
Jovanovski, 38, registered one goal, four assists and 39 penalty minutes in 37 games with the Panthers this past season.
The native of Windsor, Ontario, has one-year remaining on his current four-year, $16.5 million deal he signed with the Panthers on July 1, 2011.
Originally selected first overall by the Panthers at the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Jovanovski has scored 137 goals and 363 assists in 1,128 career NHL games with the Panthers, Vancouver Canucks and Phoenix Coyotes.