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Jason Spezza | Center | #90

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (2) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Jason Spezza (lower body) missed Wednesday's practice.

Spezza didn't play on Tuesday due to the injury. It's not clear if he'll be available on Thursday, but obviously missing the practice is a discouraging sign.
Oct 26 - 1:17 PM

Jason Spezza is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, according to coach Lindy Ruff.

Spezza wasn't able to play on Tuesday against Winnipeg and he may not be available to return for Thursday's rematch versus the Jets.
Oct 26 - 9:10 AM

Jason Spezza won't play in Tuesday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Spezza is dealing with an undisclosed injury and he's not healthy enough to play. Radek Faksa will fill in as the second line center tonight. Spezza is considered day-to-day at this point.
Oct 25 - 8:24 PM

Jason Spezza (undisclosed) is still questionable for Tuesday's game.

He didn't take part in the morning skate and coach Lindy Ruff said, "Spezz is still a decision we need to make." It sounds like he could be a game-time decision after he exited Monday's practice with an undisclosed injury.
Source: Inside Edge
Oct 25 - 3:43 PM

Jason Spezza is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Spezza's issue didn't just crop up, but the condition has been irritated. Due to that, he's now questionable for Tuesday's game. He has two goals and three points in five games this season.
Oct 24 - 1:45 PM

Jason Spezza picked up a pair of points in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings.

Spezza registered the primary assist on Radek Faksa's first period goal and his third period tally with under three minutes remaining in regulation tied the game at three. After failing to pick up a point in the first two games of the year, Spezza has two goals and an assist in his last two outings. Jamie Benn also scored for the Stars, while Tyler Seguin recorded a pair of assists.
Oct 21 - 12:15 AM

Jason Spezza scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators.

Spezza gave the Stars a 2-1 lead at the 9:15 mark of the third period. Antoine Roussel picked up the only assist on the game-winner. Although it's still early in the season, it was good to see Spezza contribute after he struggled in the first two games of the year. Adam Cracknell also scored for the Stars on Tuesday night.
Oct 18 - 11:42 PM

Jason Spezza is expected to play on the wing on Tuesday night at Nashville.

He will line up at right wing on the third line with Antoine Roussel and Radek Faksa. "I got some great play out of him on the wing playing with Matty Janmark," coach Lindy Ruff said referring to last year. "I like what Devin Shore has done, and I am bumping him up a little bit. Faksa and Roussel have played well together; [Spezza] should be a good fit over there. He can still step in and take those key draws in our end. It's really just a part-time position when you have two centermen because if he is on the right side in his own end, he is taking those draws and playing center. It's basically the same as what we had last year with him and Janmark together."
Oct 18 - 4:16 PM

Jason Spezza and the Dallas Stars failed to find the back of the net against Colorado on Wednesday night.

The Stars were held in check by Avs goalie Calvin Pickard, as they dropped a 1-0 decision to Colorado. Spezza finished the game with a minus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, five shots on goal and a blocked shot in 18:22 of ice time. No Stars player had more shots on goal than Spezza tonight.
Oct 5 - 11:22 PM

Jason Spezza scored in Dallas' 4-1 preseason loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Spezza opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 8:49 mark of the opening frame. Patrick Eaves and Jiri Hudler picked up the assists on the Stars' only goal. Spezza had 33 goals and 63 points in 75 games last season. He probably won't post those numbers again, but he should be a solid fantasy play throughout the 2016-17 season.
Sep 30 - 10:44 PM

Jason Spezza got a bit slimmer in the off-season.

"I'm just trying to get better, trying to adapt with the times," Spezza said. "The game is going in a certain direction and you don't want to get left behind. I think I have a lot of good, productive years ahead of me, so I want to make changes." He is motivated for success this season and in the playoffs, so another 60-point campaign should be in the cards for the 33-year-old center.
Sep 28 - 5:45 PM

Jason Spezza can "sense the urgency" for the Stars to be a win now team.

"We feel like we're in a bit of a window here, we have to try to win," Spezza said. "You can sense the urgency around the rink, you can sense through Jim [Nill] and Lindy [Ruff], just the push to try to make us better. And as players, we have to recognize that we have a good team and you can't take anything for granted. It's hard to keep good teams together." Their window to win the Stanley Cup likely extends beyond this season, but in 2017-18 Jamie Benn's new eight-year, $76 million contract will kick in and thus increase his annual cap hit by $4.25 million. Tyler Seguin is going to need to get his own sizable raise after the 2018-19 campaign and 2018-19 is also the last season of Spezza's current deal.
Sep 13 - 9:12 AM

Jason Spezza tallied his fifth goal of the postseason in a 3-2 win over St. Louis in Game 6.

Spezza gave the Stars a 3-0 lead after the first period with a power-play marker and they held on to get the series to a seventh game. He has generated one goal and three helpers over a four-game point streak.
May 10 - 9:55 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Radek Faksa
5Devin Shore
6Gemel Smith
7Justin Dowling
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
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Antti Niemi
2Kari Lehtonen