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Panthers Jovanovski Wants To Play Next Season


Ed Jovanovski doesnt know what the future holds, but one thing is for certain he isnt going to just walk away from the game of hockey.

Jovanovski, 37, made an unprecedented comeback in January, returning to the Florida lineup after undergoing hip resurfacing, a procedure consisting of placing a metal cap over the femur and a matching metal cup in the pelvic socket.

Well, Jovanovski will turn 38 in June, for starters. Theres also the possibility of a compliance buyout which, according to CapGeek, could save the Panthers some cash and cap space next year will be the last of Jovanovskis four-year, $16.5 million deal with a $4.125 million cap hit; if he was to retire, Florida would be on the hook for the entire amount as he originally signed the deal as a 35-plus player.

For more on this story visit: Mike Halford, NBC Sports


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