Jason Spezza RUMORS & NEWS

  • Spezza back in Stars' lineup in time to face Coyotes

    Sports Day "Jason Spezza might be the epitome of a grown man playing a kid's game. The 32-year-old center had incredible jump at the morning skate Thursday, knowing he was returning from a six-game hiatus caused by an upper body injury. "I miss the game when I don't play," he said. "I'm happy to be back...." February 18

  • Stars' Spezza week-to-week with upper-body injury

    NHL.com "Dallas Stars forward Jason Spezza is week-to-week with an upper-body injury, coach Lindy Ruff said Saturday. Spezza was placed on injured reserve Friday after leaving the second period of the Stars' 4-3 overtime win against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday when he was hit into the end boards..." February 06

  • Stars' Spezza to miss 'more than a few days' with upper-body injury

    The Score "The Dallas Stars won for the fourth time in five games Thursday in Colorado, topping the Avalanche 4-3 in overtime, but lost a top-six center in the process. Jason Spezza will miss "more than a few days" after suffering an upper-body injury in the contest, head coach Lindy Ruff said, according..." February 05

  • Dallas Stars Place Jason Spezza on Injured Reserve, Call Up Radek Faksa

    Defending Big D "In a move that surprises no one who listened to Lindy Ruff's comments after the Colorado Avalanche game on Thursday, the Dallas Stars have placed Jason Spezza on injured reserve with an unspecified upper body injury. Mark Stepneski was the first with the news of the move and Spezza's..." February 05

  • Sharp should play with Seguin, not Spezza

    TSN "One of the biggest moves of the NHL off-season was the trade between Chicago and Dallas that saw the Stars receive winger Patrick Sharp and defenceman Stephen Johns from the Blackhawks in exchange for winger Ryan Garbutt and defenceman Trevor Daley. From a Blackhawks perspective, this trade was..." September 02

  • Sens hope Spezza greeted warmly

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza is scheduled to make his homecoming Thursday night. The big question: What kind of reception will he get? The former Senators’ captain certainly hopes he has a better night than the one had Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens when he was slammed into the boards by Alexei..." January 28

  • Jason Spezza extended 4 years

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Stars have signed center Jason Spezza to a four-year contract extension worth $30 million, the team announced Friday. The deal also includes a no-trade clause, a source told ESPN.com on Friday. "Jason is a world-class player and his commitment to the organization is a reflection..." November 22

  • Spezza wants to ‘get comfortable’ before talking contract with Stars

    Pro Hockey Talk "When Stars GM Jim Nill landed prized center Jason Spezza in an offseason trade with Ottawa, he expressed optimism that a contract extension would be forthcoming. So far, though, no extension has been signed and Spezza, 31, remains a pending unrestricted free agent. So…what’s going..." September 30

  • Stars GM on signing Jason Spezza to an extension: 'I think it's going to happen'

    Dallas Morning News "Stars GM Jim Nill held an "Ask the GM" segment on the Stars official website earlier this month. Here are some highlights from the interview. On if the team is a Stanley Cup contender: “Stanley Cup contending teams are teams that make the playoffs. The NHL has changed. The parity in the..." August 19

  • Stars never seriously involved in possible Jason Spezza trade at draft, but could be 'serious option' now

    Dallas Morning News "It's well-known that the Stars are in the market for another center, and the biggest name on the market remains Ottawa's Jason Spezza. The Stars inquired about a trade for Spezza at the draft but the discussions didn't lead anywhere and Ottawa looked elsewhere. The Senators reportedly had a..." June 30

  • Report: Four teams are now in the Spezza sweepstakes

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trade talks surrounding Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza have been heating up lately as four teams – three in the West, one “mystery” club in the East – have thrown their names in the hat, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. About a week ago, Senators GM Bryan Murray said there were only two..." June 26

  • Sens captain Jason Spezza isn't the only top centre available for hire

    Ottawa Sun "Patience will be a virtue for Bryan Murray in the next week. With six days until the first round of the NHL entry draft Friday night in Philadelphia, the Senators GM will have to wait before he gets his best offer for captain Jason Spezza. The issue for the Senators is simple: The market is..." June 22

  • Why is Jason Spezza no longer a Preds option?

    Tennessean "Ottawa's Jason Spezza will not be joining the Predators. Per a report by TSN's Darren Dreger earlier in the week, the playmaking center submitted his list of teams he would prefer to not be traded to. The Predators are on the list. It also includes all Canadian teams, as well as the Islanders,..." June 20

  • Senators seeking 'best return' in Spezza trade

    Ottawa Sun "Bryan Murray is trying to find the right fit for captain Jason Spezza. The Senators GM told reporters Thursday there has been plenty of interest in the club's No. 1 centre but Ottawa won't make a trade until it gets what it wants in return -- possibly before next week's NHL entry draft in..." June 19

  • Seven centers who could move this summer – and where they’ll end up

    The Hockey News "It’s an unusual year for centers. When you build a team these days, this is a position you really need to be strong in. The Kings are deep down the middle, just as the Hawks were when they won and the Bruins in 2011. It’s a key spot on the depth chart, so when you get a good center, you tend to..." June 19

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    Andy Strickland @andystrickland

    Told Jason spezza's number one choice for a trade is to the #stlblues. Word is he believes he's headed to either STL or Anaheim #Ducks #Sens

  • Flames GM takes issue with recent Spezza trade speculation

    Calgary Sun "Brad Treliving said he poured a cup of coffee and opened up his laptop Sunday morning with no intention on catching up on some fiction. However, he claims that’s exactly what he saw when he read a report suggesting he’d offered up a draft pick and a trio of his players for Ottawa Senators..." June 18

  • Flames make pitch for Sens captain Jason Spezza

    Ottawa Sun "One Canadian team has reached out to try to get Senators' captain Jason Spezza. He likely doesn't want to go there. League sources say the Calgary Flames have made a pitch to the Senators for their top centre but what they're offering and the destination itself make the chances of a deal..." June 16

  • Spezza wants a Stanley Cup, the Senators want happy returns

    Ottawa Citizen "Happy Birthday, Jason Spezza. Spezza turns 31 Friday and he will eventually get his wish, traded away to a franchise which is likely much closer to winning the Stanley Cup than the Ottawa Senators are. For a player who has never been on a championship team, getting his name on the Cup is..." June 13

  • Jason Spezza requests trade from Senators

    Yahoo! Sports "Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray confirmed on Wednesday that star center Jason Spezza has "requested we give him a chance to go elsewhere.” Well, guess that’s why he’s been pulled from all the advertising material for next season... There have been rumors since the end of the season that..." June 12

  • Expect Anaheim to be in the discussion for Spezza, Kesler and Thornton

    The Globe and Mail "Remember collecting and swapping bubble gum cards as a kid, you’d sometimes hedge a transaction by calling “trade backs” – a way to get your Dave Keon or your Frank Mahovlich back if you ever had buyers’ remorse? It makes wonder if the Anaheim Ducks and the Ottawa Senators can do some sort of..." June 09

  • Would Sens C Spezza fit Panthers' needs?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Our friend Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun wrote that the Sens are peddling veteran center Jason Spezza and that he would waive his no trade clause for 10 teams, including the Panthers. Spezza is the protoypical center that Panthers GM Dale Tallon craves at 6-foot-3 with eight seasons of 20 or..." May 14

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    Andy Strickland @andystrickland

    Told #stlblues are high on Jason Spezza's wish list...only concerns would be health...he's had some injuries over the years #Sens

  • Jason Spezza being shopped around

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza might not be only captain in the Battle of Ontario on the move in the off-season. Former NHLer Nick Kypreos, an insider with Rogers Sportsnet, reported not only are the Senators shopping their captain the Maple Leafs have also been trying to move captain Dion..." May 12

  • Is it time to trade Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza?

    Ottawa Sun "The scene was repeated many times last season during the warmup at NHL rinks throughout North America. As the Senators took the ice it was inevitable within a few minutes captain Jason Spezza would be down on his knee stretching, soon to be joined by Erik Karlsson, Chris Phillips and Chris..." April 21

  • Sens captain Jason Spezza knows he could have played better

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza is finally starting to feel good about himself and his game. Unfortunately, it's not soon enough. The Senators' captain admitted late Saturday night he struggled before Christmas and didn't perform up to expectations he set for himself after having back surgery during the..." April 06

  • Ottawa Senators' Spezza still out

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza told reporters he felt "pretty good" after taking the morning skate. Apparently, not good enough to play. The Senators' captain sat for the second straight game Wednesday night against the New York Islanders with a "lower body" injury that coach Paul MacLean thought may have..." April 03

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    Don Brennan @SunDoniB

    Cown and Spezza both have sustained lower body injuries. They will be replaced by Ceci and Pageau #sens

  • Do the Ottawa Sens want to continue with Jason Spezza at helm?

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza's first year as the Senators captain has turned into a nightmare. Will there even be a second? The Ottawa centre will enter the final season of his contract in October, but it seems management has a decision to make in the months leading up to it. Will there be a concerted..." March 24

  • Ottawa Sens GM Bryan Murray upset with Jason Spezza trade rumours

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza shouldn't be concerned. The rumour mill shifted into high gear Monday when two reports surfaced the Senators were “quietly” shopping captain Spezza and could move him before Wednesday’s deadline. GM Bryan Murray wasn’t amused because in today’s day and age the talk quickly went..." March 04

  • Senators gauging the market for captain Jason Spezza

    The Fourth Period "A trade isn't imminent, but if the right offer comes across the table, the Ottawa Senators would be willing to trade captain Jason Spezza, TFP has learned. Spezza, 30, has one-year left on his contract beyond this season. While his salary cap hit is $7 million, he's making $5 million this year..." March 03

  • Spezza feels the cold, Bishop finds old friends

    Senators Extra "We’ve all been forced to endure the ugly numbers of the winter season, -20 C, -30 C, desperately hoping for warmer days ahead. Jason Spezza feels your pain. As much as the Ottawa Senators captain tries not to look too hard at the stats sheet, he acknowledges it’s impossible to ignore the..." January 31

  • Spezza ‘plugging along’ in difficult season

    Senators Extra "Heading into Tuesday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Jason Spezza’s point totals are decent: 13 goals and 22 assists in 47 games, with one goal and three assists in his last five games. But they’re not what we’ve come to expect from Spezza, who has averaged a point a game in his..." January 28

  • Ottawa Sens captain Jason Spezza knows he needs to score

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza is well aware he is here to produce points. He knows he hasn't been doing it enough lately. The Senators' top centre has five points (2-3) in the club's last 12 games. If Ottawa is to make the playoffs, they'll need more production as they prepare to hit the 50-game mark Tuesday..." January 20

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    Don Brennan @SunDoniB

    Spezza ready to make his return to the lineup. Senators 4-0 since his absence. #sens

  • Sens captain Jason Spezza and alternate Chris Phillips will be out of action against Capitals

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators will have to soldier on without two of their leaders. Neither captain Jason Spezza or alternate Chris Phillips will be ready to suit up against Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals Monday night at the Canadian Tire Centre. While Phillips' foot is still hurting after..." December 30

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    David Amber @DavidAmber

    #Sens Captain Jason Spezza OUT tonight LBI and Chris Phillips also OUT tonight- left foot. @hockeynight

  • Sens captain Jason Spezza trying to lead by example

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza hopes the 'C' on his chest isn't the mark he gets for leadership. He certainly deserves an 'A' for his attitude through rough times. Now, three months into his tenure with the Phoenix Coyotes in town Saturday for a matinee, Spezza is trying to lead by example to right the ship..." December 21

  • Sens captain Jason Spezza’s eye on Stanley Cup, not goals

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza is determined to be a complete captain. The biggest part of the job: To lead by example. As the Senators prepare to contine this five-game homestand Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Canadian Tire Centre, the Senators captain revealed to the Sun he’s..." November 11

  • Senators Spezza relishes playing against top centres

    Ottawa Sun "Whether he has last change or not, Paul MacLean usually wants his best against the opponent's best. He wants Jason Spezza on the ice against the other team's top centre. "In Detroit they picked the matchup," MacLean said, referring to what was ultimately a 6-1 victory over the Red Wings...." October 27

  • Sens captain Jason Spezza stealing the show

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza had two goals vs. the Wings Wednesday. He was named the eighth captain in franchise history on Sept. 14. He has 6-2-8 points in his last four games and is tied for second in the NHL with seven goals this season. Jason Spezza served notice to his teammates, to himself and maybe even..." October 25

  • Senators' Jason Spezza a natural in 4-3 win over Coyotes

    Ottawa Sun "A tip of the cap to Jason Spezza. He was sizzling in the desert Tuesday night. The Senators centre completed his fifth career hat-trick to help Ottawa come back from a 2-0 deficit and halt a four-game winless streak with a dramatic 4-3 OT victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. It took a little..." October 16

  • Senators Jason Spezza expected to play Saturday

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza looked good Friday. The better news is he skated without pain for the fourth straight day. All signs point to his return to the Senators lineup Saturday night against the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center but he and coach Paul MacLean were both being cautious in giving a final..." October 12

  • Senators captain Jason Spezza aims to return from injury Saturday in San Jose

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza isn’t resting his injury. He’s pushing it to make sure he can return. While most of his teammates did an off-ice workout at the club’s hotel Thursday the Senators’ captain was on the ice with Jared Cowen Eric Gryba Matt Kassian and Robin Lehner at a suburban arena. After..." October 11

  • Sens task against Kings daunting if Spezza can’t play

    Ottawa Citizen "The story is all about Jason Spezza’s lingering groin strain and the Ottawa Senators seemingless endless losing streak in these parts. On Wednesday the Senators may very well be without Spezza their captain and No. 1 centre as they attempt to end their unlucky 13-year stretch without a victory..." October 09

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    Ian Mendes @ian_mendes

    Spezza says he's feeling fine after today's skate. Doesn't appear to be any issues with the groin.

  • Senators' injured captain Jason Spezza expected to be ready for season opener

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza missed another practice with his teammates Saturday but the Senators have no concern about his availability for the regular season opener. Coach Paul MacLean did reveal for the first time that the injury his No. 1 centre is dealing with is a “minor groin” problem and said Spezza..." September 28

  • Spezza named captain for Senators

    NHL.com "Jason Spezza has been named the new captain of the Ottawa Senators the team announced Saturday. Spezza who has been Ottawa's No. 1 center for much of his 10-year NHL career was the No. 2 pick in the 2001 NHL Draft and fulfilled his promise in becoming one of the League's top offensive players...." September 14

  • Senators Spezza and Ryan learning each other's game in a hurry

    Ottawa Sun "Chemistry class was the first order of business as the Senators hit the ice Thursday morning. While there are 55 players in camp a lot of eyes will be on centre Jason Spezza along with wingers Milan Michalek and Bobby Ryan as the Senators officially start to prepare for their season opener Oct...." September 13

  • Spezza eager, Michalek good to go

    Ottawa Citizen "It must get like this around a theatre production toward the end of rehearsals. Actors get antsy to get on with the show. As they finish the last of their casual dress rehearsal skates National Hockey League players are ready to get back to work. Depending on how successful their teams were..." September 10