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Jason Spezza's future with the Ottawa Senators is uncertain.
"We'll see where we go with him," GM Bryan Murray said in Tuesday's post-mortem media address. His words will add more fuel to the fire that Ottawa may ask Spezza to waive his no-trade clause if they can find a deal for him.
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Jason Spezza scored a power-play goal at 7:35 of the second period to give the Ottawa Senators a 1-0 victory over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night.
It was the final game of the regular season for the Leafs, who didn't qualify for the playoffs. The Sens play their final game Sunday (in Pittsburgh) but they also won't be in the playoffs. Spezza's goal was his 23rd of the season. Assists went to Erik Karlsson, his 53rd of the season, and Ales Hemsky, his 30th.
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Jason Spezza has one year remaining on his seven-year, $49 million contract.
There's a chance that the Senators could explore the possibility of dealing him if he's willing to waive his no-trade clause. If Spezza wants to stay then it could trigger an interesting negotiation process. The Ottawa captain has had some rough patches this season, but he's still managed to produce 22 goals and 65 points in 72 games.
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Jason Spezza's two goals and three points were instrumental in helping Ottawa to a 4-1 victory over the Islanders on Tuesday night.
Spezza now has 22 goals and 43 assists in what has been an up-and-down campaign, his first as the Sens' captain. Although the Sens will not make the post-season, Spezza has shown great chemistry with the team's trade deadline acquisition Ales Hemsky, who had a goal and two assists on Tuesday.
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Jason Spezza scored his 20th of the season as the Senators eked out a 3-2 win against the Rangers on Saturday night.
Spezza scored what ended up being the game-winning goal in the second period. It's the eighth time in his career he's tallied at least 20 goals. His goal pace (9.4 percent shooting percentage compared to 13.9 percent career rate) is down this year, but Spezza has also contributed in a big-way in the assist department, with 42 on the year. The biggest knock on him this year comes from the minus-25 rating. Mika Zibanejad and Mark Stone got the other goals.
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Look for Jason Spezza (groin) to return on Friday.
Spezza missed two games due to the ailment. He has 19 goals and 61 points in 69 games this seasoon.
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Jason Spezza won't return from his lower-body injury on Wednesday.
Coach Paul MacLean said that Spezza still is "not quite right" after it appeared as though the Senators captain would play against the Islanders. He took part in Wednesday's practice and could be back on the weekend.
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Coach Paul MacLean said that Jason Spezza is "probably more realistic for the weekend" to return from a lower-body injury rather than Wednesday's game versus the Islanders.
He missed Monday's game due to the ailment after he logged 16:13 of ice time in Sunday's win against Calgary. Defenseman Jared Cowen has the same uncertain timetable surrounding his lower-body injury.
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Jason Spezza won't play Monday because of a lower-body injury.
He sustained the ailment in Sunday's win over Calgary. Spezza is listed as day-to-day and he could be back in the lineup as early as Wednesday's match against the New York Islanders.
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Jason Spezza isn't pleased with the way this season has gone, but he's done all he can on the scoresheet down the stretch.
He said that "it seems like it's the most disappointing year that I can remember in my time, so it's been a tough go." The Senators don't look like they'll get a wild card spot in the Eastern Conference after going winless in their past six games and that has been weighing on him. The Ottawa captain has three goals and 10 helpers in his last 10 outings to give him 58 points in 65 matches.