Panthers' Jovanovski (Hip) Not Interested In Early Retirement: Ed Jovanovski (hip) isn't interested in early retirement and plans on returning next season, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. "My mind-set is work hard in the summer, get my hip strong, but it's too early to say how it's going to respond," he said. "I'm a driven individual and for me playing again is what I want to do and what I'm going to do.' (Updated 4/29/13)
Hip - (Updated - 3/28/13)
Ed Jovanovski, who is currently recovering from hip surgery, is under contract for two more years. He only played in six games this season due to the hip injury. (Updated 4/29/13).
Ed Jovanovski posted 13 points in an injury riddled 66-game season for the Panthers last year. Jovanovski still has value in deeper leagues, but his ability to stay healthy, on a consistent basis, is a cause for concern. Back-to-back 13 and 14-point seasons are not doing the veteran defender any favors and should be considered when reviewing the available options before and during the season. His best offensive days may have ended when he left Vancouver; Jovanovski is counted on to shut down the opposition while the Panthers have several other defenders on whom they rely to spark the attack. (Updated 8/14/12)