Jason Spezza wore an alternate captain's 'A' with Daniel Alfredsson out of the lineup nursing a back injury.

After Thursday's big trade and Alfredsson shelved indefinitely, he should probably expect to have Mike Fisher's letter permanently affixed to his jersey.

Probably even in time for the 500th game of his career, Saturday in Edmonton.

In rebuild mode, GM Bryan Murray has not asked Spezza to waive his no-trade clause. No, he has suggested his No. 1 centre take on more of a leadership role.

"No, I want to be part of the solution here," Spezza said when asked by reporters if he would welcome a move, given the circumstances. "I feel this team has a lot more potential than we're showing. We have a chance to make a quick turnaround here. I don't think it's going to be a long rebuilding process. We have good pieces in place, we just haven't shown it.