Spezza (illness) will not play on Thursday.
Spezza woke up this morning an illness and will be replaced by Jason Dickinson, who will make his NHL debut. Spezza is day-to-day and could be back in the lineup on Saturday.
Spezza (upper-body) is expected to return to the Stars lineup on Thursday.
Spezza has missed the last six games with an upper-body injury, but he was a full participant in Thursday’s morning skate and is expected to play tonight in Arizona. Spezza has 40 points (18G / 22A) in 52 games this season.
The Stars have placed Jason Spezza (upper-body) on IR.
The Stars have signed Spezza to a four-year contract extension worth $30 million ($7.5 AAV).
Spezza was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He was acquired from Ottawa in July and has recorded four goals and 14 assists (18 points) in 20 games this season. He was making an average annual salary of seven million during his current seven-year deal, so his new deal represents a $500K raise each season.
The Senators have traded Jason Spezza and Ludwig Karlsson to the Stars for Alex Chiasson, prospects Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and a 2nd round pick in 2015.
Spezza, 31, scored 23 goals with 43 assists (66 points) in 75 games with the Senators in 2013-14. Spezza, who made it clear that he wanted out of Ottawa, refused a deal to Nashville on Draft Day, but is now on his was to Dallas. He will join Tyler Seguin as the Stars 1-2 punch. He carries a $7 million cap-hit in this, his final season on a seven-year deal.
Spezza (groin) will return to the Senators lineup Friday.
Spezza missed the last two games with a sore groin, but is feeling better and will play tonight vs. Montreal. Spezza has 61 points (19G / 42A) in 69 games this season.
Spezza (undisclosed) will not play Wednesday.
Updating an earlier report: Spezza called himself a game-time decision, but head coach Paul MacLean said that Spezza will not play tonight vs. the Isles. Mika Zibanejad will skate in Spezza's spot again.
Spezza (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Spezza missed Monday's game and is in danger of missing his second straight game. He says that he is feeling better, but it will be up to the coaches during warmups. Monitor his status during the 6:30 pm ET warmups.
Spezza (undisclosed) is on the ice for the Sens' morning skate.
Spezza missed Monday's game with an undisclosed injury, but could return Wednesday. However, he is not taking part in line rushes this morning. Mika Zibanejad is still skating with Spezza's regular linemates Milan Michalek and Ales Hemsky. This suggests Spezza might sit for a second straight game, but monitor his status following the morning skate.
Spezza (lower-body) will not play Monday.
The Senators will keep their captain out for precautionary reasons. JG Pageau who was recalled this morning, will slide into the lineup for Spezza. Consider him day-to-day at this point.
Spezza (hip flexor) is expected to return to the Senators lineup tonight.
Spezza was skating a line with Mark Stone and Colin Greening in the game-day skate. After missing four games he appears set to return tonight in Colorado. Spezza has 30 points (11G / 19A) and a minus-14 rating in 39 games.
Spezza (lower-body) will not play on Thursday.
Spezza will miss his third straight game with a lower-body injury that he suffered less than a week ago. He is not expected to miss too many more games, but continue to monitor his status heading into the weekend.
Spezza and Phillips won't play.
Spezza will miss his second straight game and is continued to be listed as day-to-day.
Spezza (lower-body) will not play tonight and is day-to-day.
Mika Zibanejad will slide to the top line with Spezza out. Monitor his status prior to Monday's contest.
Spezza (groin) will return to the Senators lineup.
Against the upstart Sharks, the Senators need all the offence they can get, so Spezza is in.
According to the Senators morning skate it would appear the Spezza will return to the lineup tonight.
Spezza missed Wednesday's game with a groin injury but is expected to return tonight. He will play between Bobby Ryan and Milan Michalek, he has one goal in two games.
Senators forward Jason Spezza return to the ice today.
After sitting out on Wednesday because of a nagging groin injury, the Sens captain skated with the team today. It is a good sign the the centre could return to the lineup tomorrow vs. San Jose. They are going to need as much fire power as they have if they want to beat the red-hot Sharks.
Spezza (groin) will not go tonight vs. Kings.
As reported yesterday, Paul McLean wants Spezza's groin to heal so it is not a lingering issue all season. Stephane Da Costa will centre Milan Michalek and Bobby Ryan.
Jason Spezza said he will be fine tomorrow but Paul MacLean says Spezza will be evaluated in the morning and may not play. MacLean says at "some point or another" they have to get the groin to 100 percent because they do not want it to be an issue all season.
MacLean says he will sit down with the training staff and Spezza to make a decision. Monitor his status tomorrow.
Jason Spezza was absent from practice this morning but Senators head coach said it was just a maintenance day for their captain. However he also added that the maintenance day was in relation to his sore groin that hampered him in the preseason.
Although he was absent from practice, Spezza will play on Wednesday in Los Angeles. He has averaged 18:05 in the first two games, with one goal and 11 shots.