Pro Hockey Talk reports that Ed Jovanovski‘s time with the Florida Panthers is at an end.
George Richards of the Miami Herald reports the team has put Jovanovski, 38, on waivers for the purpose of buying him out. He has one year left on his contract worth $4.125 million against the cap.
Richards adds the team will likely use one of their two compliance buyouts so as to not have his cap hit against their payroll.
Jovanovski’s history with the Panthers is long: he was the franchise’s No. 1 overall pick in 1994 and in his rookie season helped lead the Panthers to the Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche. He has played two different stints with the team over six-and-a-half seasons of his 18 NHL seasons.
At his age and after the production he had last season, you have to wonder if this might be it for “Jovocop.”