May 20, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT
Jason Spezza is probably glad to have a couple of days off before his next game.
Not only did the Senators’ 29-year-old forward make his long-awaited return to the lineup yesterday after months of rehab following back surgery, he 1) had to play in a game that went to double overtime, and 2) got absolutely rocked by a hit from Pittsburgh forward Craig Adams.
Per Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, Spezza said today that the Adams hit — which occurred in the first overtime period — was one of the hardest he’s ever received in his career, but that he’s feeling no ill effects from it.
Spezza logged 18:40 in the Sens’ 2-1 win, finishing minus-1 with no points.
The Sens and Pens play Game 4 Wednesday. Pittsburgh leads the series, 2-1.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!
- Injuries piling up as preseason schedule begins 11
- Report: Fedorov denies contract offer was made to Johansen 7
- Report: Johansen has gotten no shortage of KHL offers 36
- Update: Drouin out with upper body injury, not expected to miss preseason 1
- Report: NHL officials to participate in preseason without new CBA 1
- Evander Kane: I know I can score 50 goals 14
- ‘C’-less Thornton comes out swing against Wilson’s ‘tomorrow team’ talk 18
- Joe Sakic’s now general manager in name too 6
- Update: Giroux out two weeks with lower-body injury 26
- Update: Crosby on ice with Penguins teammates Friday, leaves early 5
- Heeeeeere’s Johnny! Davidson shreds Johansen’s agent for ‘baffling, nonsensical’ contract demands (65)
- Jackets reveal Johansen offers — including an eight year, $46M deal (55)
- Will the NHL publicize divers? (48)
- No icing on the PK? The USHL will see how that looks (43)
- Just how damaging are heated negotiations between Jackets, RFA Johansen? (38)