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Jason Spezza | Center | #90

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (2) / OTT
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The Dallas Stars reportedly won't buyout the final season of Jason Spezza's contract.
Spezza is coming off a rough season where he had eight goals and 26 points in 78 contests. That's terrible value for a player with a $7.5 million cap hit, but perhaps he can rebound to some extent next season. Jun 15 - 1:08 PM

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Jason Spezza has one more season left on a four-year contract that carries a $7.5 million cap hit.

Spezza could be a buyout or trade candidate if the Stars don't want to have him back in 2018-19. "I want to sit down with Jason and see where he is at. I need to talk to the coaching staff and see where they are at with him," said Dallas GM Jim Nill on Monday. "He's got one year left, he's still a pretty good player. Is he a good fit for us, or is that something we need to change? I need to evaluate that." Spezza only produced eight goals and 26 points in 78 games this past campaign. He only had one goal after Jan. 16 and had his ice time drastically reduced.
Apr 13 - 10:32 AM

Jason Spezza (back) will be in the lineup in Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

The injury kept Spezza out of his team's last three games. He has seven goals and 18 assists in 72 games this season. Spezza is expected to play on a line with Jason Dickson and Remi Elie.
Mar 27 - 8:19 PM

Jason Spezza (back) will be a game-time decision Tuesday night.

Spezza participated in line rushes between Remi Elie and Jason Dickinson during the Stars' morning skate and it seemed like he would be available to play. He has missed the last three games due to a back injury.
Mar 27 - 12:44 PM

Jason Spezza (back) skated Sunday morning as an extra.

Spezza's skate on Saturday apparently didn't go very well. Still, he isn't expected to be close to a return to the lineup and is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Apr. 1.
Mar 25 - 2:33 PM

Jason Spezza (back) tried skating but it reportedly did not go well.

Spezza has missed the last two games due to his back injury and it doesn't appear like he will be back any time soon. The 34-year-old center is slated to re-evaluated around April 1st and his status can be considered week-to-week for now.
Mar 24 - 3:05 PM

Jason Spezza (back) won't be re-evaluated for another two weeks.

In other words, it's fair to believe that Spezza won't be available for the rest of the regular season. The Stars still have an outside shot of making the playoffs and if they pull it off, perhaps Spezza will be an option during the postseason.
Mar 22 - 3:34 PM

Jason Spezza won't play Tuesday because of a back injury.

Spezza has had a disappointing year with seven goals and 18 assists through 72 games. He has just one assist in the last 19 contests. Consider Spezza day-to-day for now.
Mar 20 - 12:33 PM

Jason Spezza earned an assist in Sunday's 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

Spezza ended a 14-game point drought with his 18th helper of the season. He helped set up a power-play goal by Alexander Radulov, but only logged 9:28 of ice time in the contest. It's been a disappointing year for Spezza, who has produced only 25 points in 68 matches.
Mar 12 - 9:28 AM

Jason Spezza has produced two goals and two assists in the past three games.

Spezza was a healthy scratch last Monday and it seems like the move has helped spark some offense. His ice time is still hovering around 13-14 minutes, which isn't great, but his two multi-point efforts has him trending in the right direction in what has been a very disappointing season for the veteran forward.
Jan 22 - 11:14 AM

Jason Spezza scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock made Spezza a healthy scratch in yesterday's game against the Bruins, and it sure seems like the veteran got the message. Both goals came on the power play. His first one gave the Stars a 2-1 lead in the first period while his second made it 3-2 for his team in the middle frame. Spezza now has seven goals and 18 points in 45 games this season. It's nice to see him produce again, but that doesn't mean he should be added in standard fantasy leagues.
Jan 16 - 10:47 PM

Coach Ken Hitchcock expects to see a better version of Jason Spezza on Tuesday night.

Spezza will return to the fold after he was a healthy scratch Monday afternoon. "I think he knows he can be better and we need more from him," GM Jim Nill added. "We've got a good thing going here, and he's a big part of it. He's one of his leaders, and we want him at his best."
Jan 16 - 10:54 AM

Stars GM Jim Nill believes that Jason Spezza will be back in the lineup on Tuesday night.

Spezza will be a healthy scratch Monday afternoon versus Boston. He has five goals and 16 points in 44 games this year. Spezza hasn't found the back of the net since Dec. 9 and he hasn't recorded a point in the past five matches.
Jan 15 - 1:00 PM

Jason Spezza will be a healthy scratch Monday afternoon against Boston.

Spezza won't play as a coach's decision. The veteran forward has only produced five goals and 16 points in 44 games this campaign.
Jan 15 - 12:41 PM

Jason Spezza scored a goal in a 5-3 loss to Vegas on Saturday.

This has been a rough campaign for Spezza, who has five goals and 11 points in 30 contests. He should bounce back at least a little bit, but Spezza's not the elite forward he once was.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 10:20:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Martin Hanzal
4Radek Faksa
5Gemel Smith
LW1Jamie Benn
2Mattias Janmark
3Antoine Roussel
4Jason Robertson
RW1Alexander Radulov
2Brett Ritchie
3Devin Shore
4Tyler Pitlick
D1John Klingberg
2Esa Lindell
3Marc Methot
4Dan Hamhuis
5Stephen Johns
6Julius Honka
7Greg Pateryn
G1Ben Bishop
2Kari Lehtonen