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PANTHERS DRAFT NOTEBOOK: Huberdeau All-Rookie; Weiss Talks Continue; Jovo Feeling Good

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Jonathan Huberdeau received another honor Saturday as he was named to the NHL's All-Rookie team for 2013. Huberdeau recently was named the league's top rookie in winning the Calder Memorial Trophy.

Huberdeau had offseason surgery on his hip and is expected to resume skating in the coming weeks.

"He played hurt. That tells you a lot about this kid,'' GM Dale Tallon said. "He played hurt and extremely well. We didn't have many players due to injuries, so teams focused on him. He's a special kid.''

-- Tallon said he spoke with Stephen Weiss' agent on Saturday in the continued hopes to sign the pending free agent center.

"We're trying to get something done,'' Tallon said. "You only get one shot at being a free agent and we're trying to do the best we can for both parties. If I can come up with the right number, well, that's fine. We'll go through [Sunday] and then make a decision next week.''

-- Ed Jovanovski met with his surgeon on Friday and told Tallon he is pain free for the first time in a long time. Jovanovski was limited to six games last year after having radical hip surgery in April.

Tallon said Jovanovski is expected to begin skating this week although it's not known whether the defenseman will be ready for training camp in September.

PHOTOS COURTESY KELSEY HINDS

PANTHERS DRAFT NOTEBOOK: Huberdeau All-Rookie; Weiss Talks Continue; Jovo Feeling Good

PANTHERS DRAFT NOTEBOOK: Huberdeau All-Rookie; Weiss Talks Continue; Jovo Feeling Good

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