Jason Spezza played Saturday's game against Buffalo with a heavy heart. Only hours earlier, the Senators centre learned of the "freak accident" which killed Canadian skier Nik Zoricic at a skicross World Cup event in Switzerland. The 29-year-old Zoricic was one of his "best buddies," Spezza said Monday when talking to reporters for the first time since the tragedy. "It's been a real tough couple of days for me," admitted Spezza. Against the Sabres, Spezza failed to register a goal or assist, but did see 19:17 of ice time and was instrumental in the team earning a point.