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Jason Spezza | Center | #90

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (2) / OTT
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Jason Spezza picked up his 10th point of the year during Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Penguins.
Spezza's sixth helper of the season was his second point in three games. It may be a stretch to expect him to hit the 60-point plateau again this season, but it looks like he's back up to speed. Dec 2 - 12:26 AM

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Jason Spezza (lower body) is good to rejoin the Stars on Tuesday.

Spezza was sidelined for five consecutive games. He skated alongside Devin Shore and Gemel Smith during Tuesday's practice. Spezza has four goals and five points in nine games.
Nov 15 - 12:22 PM

Jason Spezza will likely not play Sunday against Vancouver.

Although he practiced Saturday and is showing progress in his recovery from a lower-body injury, he is not well enough to dress for a game. That could come as soon as Dallas' next contest, but for now, keep Spezza on reserve.
Nov 13 - 11:55 AM

Jason Spezza (lower body) will miss Friday's contest.

Spezza was on the ice on Friday, but he skated with the Stars' scratches. This will be his fourth straight game on the sidelines.
Nov 11 - 4:51 PM

Jason Spezza (lower body) isn't ready to return Tuesday night.

He skated in the morning, but did some extra work with the team's scratches and won't play versus Winnipeg. It will be the second game in a row he has missed due to a lower-body injury.
Nov 8 - 2:27 PM

Jason Spezza (lower body) could be back in the lineup as early as Tuesday night when the Stars visit Winnipeg.

Spezza wasn't able to play Sunday because of a lower-body injury he sustained on Saturday. Dallas initially believed that Spezza would be out for "a while," but it looks like that won't be the case even if he isn't ready to play Tuesday.
Nov 7 - 11:28 AM

After an initial foreboding report on Jason Spezza, the dust seems to have settle on merely being day-to-day with a lower body injury.

He won't play tonight. The Stars play four times next week, which offers plenty of opportunity for the veteran center to return. Stay tuned.
Nov 6 - 2:35 PM

Jason Spezza left Saturday night's game with a lower-body injury.

He will not play Sunday night and preliminary indications are that he will be out for "a while." Reserve Spezza immediately and hope for the best.
Nov 6 - 12:31 PM

Jason Spezza potted his third goal of 2016-17 in a 3-2 OT loss to Columbus on Tuesday night.

His second-period marker ended the Stars' goalless streak at 109:40. Spezza recorded four shots in 17:41 of ice time and he has four points in seven matches this campaign.
Nov 2 - 11:46 AM

Jason Spezza is still trying to adjust to the wing.

"I have to learn to play wing if that's where I'm going to play," he said. "I'm trying to watch wingers and figure out how to get the puck more. If that's the play and I'm going to be with Faksa, then the onus is on us to learn how to play as a line." He returned to the lineup on Saturday after missing two games with a lower-body injury. Spezza has two goals and one assist in six contests.
Nov 1 - 8:44 AM

Jason Spezza (lower body) returned to action on Saturday.

Spezza missed a couple of games with the injury and was held off the scoresheet as was every other Star in a 4-0 loss to Minnesota. Spezza managed only a solitary shot on goal and was a minus-two on the night. He has a couple of goals and three points in six games thus far. Expect a 60 point season from the veteran center.
Oct 30 - 3:23 AM

Jason Spezza (LBI) looked good in Saturday's morning skate and will be a game-time decision to play against the Wild.

The veteran center has two goals and three points in five games thus far. It seems likely that he will be back in the lineup on Saturday.
Oct 29 - 4:46 PM

Dallas coach Lindy Ruff is talking a "wait and see" approach with Jason Spezza going into Saturday's game against Minnesota.

He has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury and it is unclear if he will be ready to play on Saturday. Spezza is listed as day-to-day.
Oct 28 - 5:34 PM

Confirming an earlier note, Jason Spezza will not play (LBI) against the Jets on Thursday night.

That's not surprising given that Spezza missed Wednesday's practice. The Stars don't seem to be worried about his health, so you shouldn't be either. He's day-to-day and should be back in no time.
Oct 27 - 6:52 PM

Jason Spezza (lower body) probably won't play on Thursday, per coach Lindy Ruff.

That's not surprising given that Spezza missed Wednesday's practice. If he can't play Thursday then it would be his second straight contest on the sidelines.
Oct 26 - 3:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Radek Faksa
5Devin Shore
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Mattias Janmark
5Jason Dickinson
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Ales Hemsky
3Patrick Eaves
4Lauri Korpikoski
5Brett Ritchie
6Curtis McKenzie
D1John Klingberg
2Dan Hamhuis
3Johnny Oduya
4Stephen Johns
5Esa Lindell
6Jordie Benn
7Patrik Nemeth
8Julius Honka
9Jamie Oleksiak
G1Antti Niemi
2Kari Lehtonen