The buyout saves the Panthers about $4 million in salary-cap space heading into free agency. Jovanovski has been in the NHL for 18 seasons, parts of seven of those with Florida, where he has long been a fan favourite.
Jovanovski was on the Florida team that went to the Stanley Cup finals in 1996.
Also Monday, Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said the team extended qualifying offers to defencemen Erik Gudbranson, Dmitry Kulikov and Dylan Olsen, along with forwards Jimmy Hayes, Ryan Martindale, Brandon Pirri and Garrett Wilson.
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