Jason Spezza C DAL 2 Months

Spezza added an assist and three shots in Tuesday's loss to the Habs.

That's the fifth straight game with an assist for Spezza, who has 27 on the season. Oddly, during that streak, he's had two games with lower than usual ice time, clocking only 14:03 on Tuesday and just 10:55 against Chicago on January 18. There's little to worry about there though. Spezza is producing and there's no reason that won't continue.

Jason Spezza C DAL 2 Months

Spezza notched an assist and attempted three shots in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.

Spezza has now recorded a point in four straight games, marking his second-longest streak of the season. His production had started to wane in the latter part of December, but Spezza seems to have settled back into a comfort zone as the Stars' second-line center. His days of making an annual push for 80-plus points may be over, but he still represents a top-notch complement to first-line studs Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn.

Jason Spezza C DAL 2 Months

Spezza scored his eighth goal of the season, had an assist and collected four PIM in Saturday's win over Washington.

The good times continue to roll for Spezza, who has recorded at least one point in six of his last nine outings. The second-line center now has 32 points in 44 games on the season, to go with a minus-5 rating. While he isn't racking up the goals, Spezza's 24 assists are 25th most in the NHL. With a 60-point season likely, the 31-year-old is a safe and dependable option in most formats.

Jason Spezza C DAL 3 Months

Spezza had an assist, a plus-1 rating, and three shots in Saturday's loss to the Avalanche.

That assist gives Spezza points in back-to-back games. That shouldn't be notable for a guy who has cracked 90 points twice in his career, but he hasn't had points in back-to-back games since December 9 and 13. His 29 points on the season are respectable, but he's putting them up at a much slower pace than last season.

Jason Spezza C DAL 3 Months

Spezza tallied a goal -- his first since Dec. 13 -- in Thursday's loss to the Predators.

That ended a 10-game stretch in which Spezza failed to find the net, which qualifies as an eternity for a player that has topped the 20-goal mark in his last seven full seasons. With only seven goals at the midway point of his first season in Dallas, Spezza looks poised to fall well below that threshold, which may give the Stars some buyer's remorse over the four-year, $30 million extension they signed the center to back in November.

Jason Spezza C DAL 3 Months

Spezza contributed an assist while skating just 12:35 in Sunday's loss to the Blackhawks.

The recently-extended center remains amid his longest offensive drought of the season at the moment, as he's gone without a goal since Dec. 13 and has picked up only three assists in his nine games since that date. His dwindling shot totals are particularly alarming; he's provided two or fewer attempts in each of his last five contests. It's probably best to stash him on the bench until he starts clicking again on the Stars' second line.

Jason Spezza C DAL 4 Months

Spezza scored his sixth goal of the season and had an assist in Saturday's win over New Jersey.

Spezza now has two goals and five points in his last five games, putting him at 24 points in 29 games on the season. Centering the top line alongside Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, Spezza is on track for a 70-point season in his first year with Dallas. Not known for being a huge goal-scorer, Spezza has still disappointed in that category thus far. We wouldn't be worried though, as Spezza has scored twice in his last five games, meaning he could be starting to catch fire. Keep him rolling.

Jason Spezza C DAL 4 Months

Spezza signed a four-year, $30 million extension with the Stars on Friday, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Spezza was set to become an unrestricted free agent in July, so the Stars decided to get ahead of a potential bidding role by inking the center to a long-term deal. Though his team has underachieved to this point in his first season in Dallas, Spezza has been as good as advertised, tallying four goals and 14 assists over 20 games.

Jason Spezza C DAL 4 Months

Spezza is close to signing a multi-year extension with the Stars, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

Spezza certainly fits in and it benefits him to not have to be the star on the team. He's been bounced around the lineup a lot, but if the team gets it together and gets him consistent wingers it's easy to see how his production could increase some. Either way, he's got value in Dallas and being there in the coming seasons with the possibility of continued play centering Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn means he could have value for years to come.

Jason Spezza C DAL 4 Months

Spezza had an assist and three shots in addition to playing a season low 12:21 in Sunday's loss to Chicago.

It wasn't a great game for the team at large as they gave up four third period goals and lost the game, but Spezza continues to be a great play. His 13 assists on the season rank seventh overall in the NHL.