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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 2 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.

Jason Spezza C DAL 2 Months

Spezza scored on his only shot in the Stars 2-0 win over the Kings on Thursday.

Spezza scored with assists to Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin as coach Lindy Ruff reunited the "Superline." That line getting back together is good news for anyone who owns any of those three players. They all stand to benefit from playing together, even if the team doesn't.

Jason Spezza C DAL 3 Months

Spezza had an assist and a minus-3 rating in Saturday's loss to San Jose.

Spezza followed up his six-game point streak with a four-game slump that was snapped on Saturday. Spezza's production has dipped with the Stars in a funk, leading coach Lindy Ruff to break up the Super Line, leaving Spezza centering the second line with Ales Hemsky and Curtis McKenzie.

Jason Spezza C DAL 3 Months

Spezza had no points, two shots, and 17:54 of ice time in Saturday's loss to Minnesota.

That pointless game ended Spezza's six-game point streak. He's still got strong season totals with his ten assists ranking seventh overall in the NHL.

Jason Spezza C DAL 3 Months

Spezza sports a five-game, 10-point scoring streak after dishing a goal and adding an assist in Saturday's loss to the Islanders. He has two goals and eight assists on that streak.

Unfortunately, he was minus-4 Saturday night which drove down his plus-minus to minus-5 on the season. But right now, we're not too worried about the plus-minus. He's showing that at 31, his skills have not disappeared or deteriorated. And in fact, he appears rejuvenated playing in the south. Use him well.

Jason Spezza C DAL 3 Months

Spezza scored his first goal of the season and added three assists in Saturday's overtime loss to Philadelphia.

This is the Jason Spezza we thought we would see this season. After a quiet start to the season, Spezza has come alive, recording six points in his past two games. Playing on the top power-play unit with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, Spezza will continue get plenty of opportunities to put up points.

Jason Spezza C DAL 3 Months

With the Stars trailing 2-1 entering the final three minutes Thursday against the Penguins, Spezza assisted on Jamie Benn's game-tying goal and then Tyler Seguin's power-play winner with three seconds remaining.

Spezza's been off to a slow start this year, but he delivered two huge assists for his first points since the opener. He also went positive in terms of plus-minus for the first time this year. Much is expected from Spezza in his first-ever season out of Ottawa, so we'll look for the 31-year-old to keep things going.

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Spezza will be used on the second line next to fellow Senators transplant Ales Hemsky when the Stars play their exhibition opener Monday vs. the Blues, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Coach Lindy Ruff could still shuffle around his top-six forwards before the start of the regular season, but given the chemistry Spezza showed with Hemsky last season, it's highly probable that the duo will combine to form two-thirds of the second line. Valeri Nichushkin, Colton Sceviour and Antoine Roussel are among the players competing for a spot alongside Spezza and Hemsky or the top-line duo of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. No matter whom ultimately lands on the left side of Spezza, scoring opportunities should be plentiful for the 31-year-old, both at even strength and on the power play.

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Jason Spezza insisted that his desire to leave the Ottawa Senators didn't stem from a need to escape the spotlight.

Spezza instead said it was about moving to a situation where he would have a better chance to win the Stanley Cup. The Dallas Stars certainly qualify as a team that's in a better position to compete for a championship than Ottawa. While Spezza was clearly the Senators' best forward, he'll be joining a Stars team that already features Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. That will allow them to use Spezza on the second line to provide them with some offensive depth.