Panthers D Jovanovski to have hand surgery

The Florida Panthers announced that defenseman Ed Jovanovski will undergo hand surgery.

The procedure will take place later on Wednesday at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables.

The 35-year-old, who signed a four-year deal to return to Florida in the offseason, suffered a broken hand during a fight with Bruins forward Daniel Paille on Monday.

He left the game after the bout and didn't return in Boston's 3-2 shootout win.

Over 43 games, he has two goals and six assists.