The Florida Panthers
announced today that defenseman Ed Jovanovski
will have hand surgery today to fix a hand injury suffered Monday against the Boston Bruins
No return time was specified by the club, but the Miami Herald is reporting Jovanovski could miss up to two months.
Jovanovski suffered the injury in a first-period fight with the Bruins' Daniel Paille
The 35-year-old Jovanovski, who returned to the Panthers this season after spending the first four seasons of his NHL career with Florida, has 2 goals and 8 points in 43 games, and has been an important leader on a young defense.
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