Jason Spezza
C DAL
4 weeks ago

Spezza tallied two assists Sunday in a 6-2 win over the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

Spezza, 35, isn't the offensive catalyst he was during his younger playing days. His two helpers against New York moved him to 13 points on the season and while it appears he's moved past last season's 26-point disaster, Spezza remains a risky fantasy option considering he lacks the consistency that once made him a fantasy stud.

Jason Spezza
C DAL
2 months ago

Spezza will play in his 1,000th career game when the Stars square off against the Canadiens on Tuesday night.

EDGE Analysis

Spezza has recorded 326 goals and 570 assists over 16 seasons between the Senators and Stars. The venerable pivot looks rejuvenated in Dallas under new coach Jim Montgomery, as he's only 18 points away from matching his 2017-18 total in 68 fewer games. Two catalysts behind the rebirth of Spezza's game is that he's taking a career-high 63.5 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone this season, plus, the 35-year-old has seen close to a full-minute increase in playing time on the man advantage.

Jason Spezza
C DAL
2 months ago

Spezza set up a Blake Comeau goal and scored a goal of his own Tuesday, helping his team earn a 4-2 win over Los Angeles.

EDGE Analysis

The 35-year-old is having a bit of a renaissance so far in 2018, as he's up to seven points in his first eight games of the campaign. He's not likely to continue this pace and rediscover the point-per-game ability he had in his prime, but he's showing signs of being a useful option when he's on the ice in most formats.

Jason Spezza
C DAL
2 months ago

Spezza registered a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-1 road loss to the Senators.

EDGE Analysis

Some pundits believed Spezza was going to have his contract bought out by the Stars ahead of this season, but GM Jim Nill shot those rumors down back in June. So far, it seems like that was the right call, as Spezza has three power-play apples (four total) through five games. The second overall pick (Ottawa, 2001) once again looks like a useful fantasy option in the top six for a Stars team at 3-2-0 and sitting in the middle of the Central Division standings.

Jason Spezza
C DAL
7 months ago

Spezza posted career-lows eight points and 18 helpers in 2017-18.

EDGE Analysis

Since entering the league in 2002, Spezza has racked up at least 50 points in every full season he's played. However, the 34-year-old pivot dropped to the third line this season, behind young talents Tyler Seguin and Radek Faksa. No longer surrounded by top-six forwards, Spezza's production dropped dramatically. The Ontario native will need to turn it around for his contract year in 2018-19, and he could be a hot deadline option if the Stars fall out of contention.

Jason Spezza
C DAL
9 months ago

Spezza (back) took part in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he'll be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Flyers, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Spezza's return to action will bolster the Stars' depth up front, but fantasy owners may want to see how he performs following his three-game absence before slotting him back into their lineups, as he's been ice cold recently, tallying one assist in his last 19 contests. He'll occupy a bottom-six role against Philadelphia, skating with Jason Dickinson and Remi Elie on Dallas' fourth line.

Jason Spezza
C DAL
9 months ago

Spezza (back) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's home tilt against the Flyers, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Five days ago, reports surfaced about how Spezza wouldn't even be reevaluated for a span of two weeks, but evidently, those plans have changed and his health has improved. The playmaking pivot, who's enjoyed an illustrious career comprised of 887 points (323 goals, 564 assists) over 983 career contests, presumably will take pregame warmups to determine if he'll be good enough to play.

Jason Spezza
C DAL
9 months ago

Spezza (back) won't even be reevaluated for two more weeks, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

At this rate, Spezza will be lucky to return by the end of the regular season, and the Stars have serious work to do in order to wind up in the playoffs. Fortunately for the team, forward Brett Ritchie (lower body) is set to return for Friday's home clash with the Bruins.

Jason Spezza
C DAL
9 months ago

Spezza (back) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Capitals, Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Spezza has only tallied one assist in his last 19 games, so his absence shouldn't have much of an impact on the Stars' ability to produce offense against Washington. The veteran pivot will likely be reevaluated ahead of Friday's matchup with the Bruins.

Jason Spezza
C DAL
9 months ago

Spezza notched an assist during a 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The tally broke a 14 game pointless streak, which was Spezza's longest over the last two seasons. The 34-year-old also sits at just 25 points (seven goals, 18 assists) in 68 games, and is on pace to record the lowest points-per-game ratio of his career. It's unlikely that Spezza sees another slump of this length, but with him currently skating on the third line and averaging 12:38 of ice time since the New Year, it would be surprising to see Spezza start pouring in points this late in the season.