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from Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel,
Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski is set to play his first game in nearly 10 months and since undergoing resurfacing hip surgery.
The surgery, an alternative, less invasive procedure to a full hip replacement is relativey new, and it's not believed than any athlete from the four major North American professional sports has ever made it back from.
"I'm excited, for sure," Jovanovski said after the Panthers' morning skate Saturday. "It's been a long while. For me, there's been a lot of days where it beats up on you, but it's all worth it for having the opportunity to play a game again.
"You got as the game goes. Really no time limit on what my minutes will be. Try to get into the flow of things. I think the 12-15 minute mark would be a good time for me.''
from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,
Jovanovski underwent hip surgery in April after radical treatments in Germany didn't help with the pain. On Thursday morning, five months after being operated on, Jovanovski -- who turned 37 in June -- was back on the ice with his teammates for the first day of training camp.
Just being suited up and participating on the opening day of camp seemed out of the question to Jovanovski a few months ago.
"It's been a long summer,'' he said. "You always have those doubts, I would be lying if I said I didn't. I had a major surgery done, I had no options. I'm happy where it is right now, my quality of life is much better.''
Now, however, the battle for Jovanovski is to see if he can get back to game speed and help the Panthers on the ice.
"I'm skating right now and it's pretty much pain free,'' Jovanovski said. "But that's skating where pretty much everything is controlled. Getting into a game-like situation, we'll see what happens.
via the Florida Panthers,
Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today D Ed Jovanovski will undergo hand surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Ouelette and a full recovery is expected.
Jovanovski left Monday’s game against Boston after a first-period fight with David Paille and did not return.
Watch the fight…
Jovanovski is listed day-to-day with an upper body injury.
from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic,
“You never want to see one of your players take a hit to the head, but I thought it was great for us,” said coach Dave Tippett, whose squad stormed out for the third period and scored four goals. “It revved us up in the game. We got people engaged in the game then instead of sleepwalking through it.”
No penalty was called for Brown’s hit on Jovanovski, and it’s debatable whether the NHL will assess punishment after examining it. Jovanovski was playing the puck when Brown came in with a blindside shoulder check that connected with Jovanovski’s head.
Jovanovski also suffered a lower-body injury on the play, according to the Coyotes. He will be evaluated tomorrow, but Tippett believes Jovanovski will be fine.
The daily toast to last night’s stars around the league (with an extra day to quickly catch up on, thanks to an annoyance in another sector of my life that was completely beyond my control). Now then…
From Tuesday’s games, JJ’s Three Cheers go out to:
***Mathieu Garon of the Columbus Blue Jackets, for a 29-save, 3-0 shutout over Montreal
**Minnesota’s Niklas Backstrom, for a 36-save, 1-0 blanking of San Jose
*And big time cheers to Vancouver’s Raffi Torres, whose hat trick led the Canucks to a 4-3 win over Edmonton.
On to last night, with a few highlights to throw around, as usual:
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from Dave Vest of The Desert Dog Blog at Coyotes.com,
The Coyotes had several conversations with Lee Stempniak’s agent last week and would still like to sign him to a one-year contract at the right price. I’m told Stempniak, an unrestricted free agent who scored 14 goals in 18 regular-season games but zero goals in seven playoff games for the Coyotes, would prefer a deal longer than one year.
“We’re having discussions and I think we have a 50-50 chance to sign Lee,” Maloney said. “We’d love to have him back. I think he fits with us and would help our offense.”
more Phoenix talk…
added 6:26pm, from Bob Duff of Duffer’s Dabbles at the Windsor Star,
Entering the last year of his contract with the Phoenix Coyotes, Windsor’s Ed Jovanovski is of the belief that the National Hockey League is doing the right thing by fighting tooth and nail to keep the franchise in Arizona.
“I still think it’s a market that can do well,” Jovanovski said. “We still don’t know how it’s going to come out. I have one year left on my contract and we’re staying there this year. I’m excited about that. I hope that everything gets resolved and the team stays in Phoenix. It’s a great place to live, a great place to raise a family.”
No penalty on the hit.
NEW YORK (January 11, 2010)—Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Ed Jovanovski has been suspended for two games, without pay, for elbowing New York Islanders center John Tavares in NHL game #669 on Jan. 9, the National Hockey League announced today.
Jovanovski, who was suspended for two games on Dec. 9, 2009, now is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Accordingly, he forfeits $158,536.59 in salary based on the number of games (82) in a season, rather than the number of days (193). The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
At 19:43 of the first period, Jovanovski delivered an elbow to Tavares’ head area and was assessed a major penalty for elbowing and a game misconduct.
from Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic,
Defenseman Ed Jovanovski continues to exhibit a mean streak as a dominating presence for the Coyotes, and it’s one of the key reasons the blue line has exceeded most expectations.
His physical play - and the idea planted in opponents’ minds that he could strike at any moment - is nothing new, but it appears to have taken on a new urgency for a team trying to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2002.
Forward Shane Doan does not think the JovoCop of old ever really went away, noting when a team is not having success a lot of things get overlooked.
“He’s been that way,” he said. ” . . . He doesn’t take nights off, the guy’s incredibly intense and loves to win.”
Phoenix Coyotes’ defenseman Ed Jovanovski has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an incident in NHL game #436 against the Minnesota Wild, December 7, the National Hockey League announced today.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Jovanovski will forfeit $67,357.52. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
At 9:34 of the third period, Jovanovski delivered a forearm to the head area of Minnesota’s Andrew Ebbett. No penalty was assessed on the play.
via the Arizona Republic,
Coyotes defenseman Ed Jovanovski was suspended for one game by the NHL for his hit on Marian Gaborik of the Minnesota Wild during their game Wednesday night.
The suspension was announced Thursday afternoon, and Jovanovski, who has two goals and 13 assists, will sit out tonight’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
from the NY Post,
It has been two months and Colin White’s blurry vision may not improve much more. He’s considering playing against the Penguins here tonight, but even if he doesn’t, the time is near. He needs to know, and so do the Devils….
If White, making $3 million, isn’t able to resume his career, the Devils will have to replace him or endure a season of struggling. Sources say the Devils have already looked around, just in case.
One glaring possibility would be Phoenix’s Ed Jovanovski, who used his no-trade clause to turn down a trade to the Islanders this summer. Jovanovski is struggling with the struggling Coyotes, although Newark might hold little more appeal than Nassau.
from The Blueshirts Blog at the Daily News,
Do not, under any circumstances, consider this a precedent. Because I have no intention of spending time and space on this blog shooting down ridiculous rumors—I already have a full-time job, thank you.
But as so many of you have asked about “reports” that Ed Jovanovski is headed to the Rangers, I’ll make an exception.
This makes no sense on so many different levels it’s difficult to know where to start. But let’s start with some simple math: