May 18, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT
Ottawa center Jason Spezza again skated with the team today but this time he wasn’t sporting a “Black Aces” jersey. Instead he was sporting a white first-line jersey at the team’s optional skate and sounded like a guy who wants in for Game 3.
The Sens top center told reporters he’s ready to play in Game 3 for Ottawa and that doctors say everything is fine and he’s good to go if need be. Spezza says the decision on whether or not to play is up to him, so it seems like we can pencil him into the Senators lineup.
The last time we saw Spezza in action this year was against Pittsburgh on January 27. Since then, he’s had surgery on his back which kept him out for the rest of the regular season. Now that the team is down 2-0 to the Pens, there’s no time like the present for him to try and be a factor in turning things around.
Update: Coach Paul MacLean says Spezza will play in Game 3.
May 29, 2015, 11:39 AM EDT(Edit)
Well-traveled journeyman played big minutes for AHL Charlotte last season.
May 29, 2015, 10:57 AM EDT(Edit)
Moving to Iserlohn after a tumultuous 2014-15 campaign.
May 29, 2015, 9:53 AM EDT(Edit)
Draft picks to hire other team’s fired employees has rapidly become the standard.
May 29, 2015, 9:14 AM EDT(Edit)
Detroit wants to keep Tony Granato.
May 29, 2015, 8:25 AM EDT(Edit)
Friday’s collection of links.
May 28, 2015, 11:16 PM EDT(Edit)
“They need to hear our anthem, that’s a part of losing.”
May 28, 2015, 10:02 PM EDT(Edit)
Sharp says Blackhawks are ready for “whatever [the Ducks] throw at us.”
May 28, 2015, 8:58 PM EDT(Edit)
Victor Hedman: “We’re prepared for this.”
May 28, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT(Edit)
Retirement remains a possibility, and it might be his call.
May 28, 2015, 6:35 PM EDT(Edit)
Even their first names are similar (Jordan and Jaden). Fun times ahead …
May 28, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT(Edit)
Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, specifically.
May 28, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT(Edit)
“The fact that Mr. Peladeau is a separatist…we know very well whether it’s the owners of the team in Toronto or the owners of the Canadiens, they’re not separatists and they don’t want Quebec to separate.”
May 28, 2015, 3:48 PM EDT(Edit)
Meanwhile, in the West, Corey Crawford has the edge in big-game experience over Frederik Andersen.
May 28, 2015, 3:39 PM EDT(Edit)
Was set to become a UFA on July 1.
May 28, 2015, 3:26 PM EDT(Edit)
Bit of a theme developing here…
- The Ducks got Kesler for a game like Saturday’s 1
- Your Lightning-Rangers Game 7 officials are… 1
- Duchene slams Russian players for storming off after Canada’s 2015 WHC win 28
- DeBoer predicts ‘big bounce-back’ in San Jose 12
- Sabres name Bylsma head coach 44
- Lundqvist on Game 7: ‘You’re definitely nervous, but it comes down to teamwork’ 16
- Report: Bylsma to Sabres being held up by compensation issue 56
- Stanley Cup Final to begin June 3 8
- Caps’ Backstrom undergoes arthroscopic hip surgery 6
- Report: Sens’ Murray to retire after next season 1
- Kesler on wearing down Chicago: ‘No human can withstand that many hits’ (75)
- From healthy scratch to hero: Vermette scores OT winner for Blackhawks (66)
- Report: Bylsma to Sabres being held up by compensation issue (56)
- On Kreider, and trying ‘to turn the other cheek’ (54)
- Fetisov wants to restrict young Russians from playing in the NHL (53)