Ottawa general manager Bryan Murray announced Thursday that Jason Spezza, who has a history of back problems, is out indefinitely with another back issue. The center will undergo surgery Friday to repair a herniated disc in his back.
There is no timetable for a return, but there’s a modicum of optimism that he could return for the playoffs.
Spezza had been solid in his five games this season. He’s logged two goals and three assists to go along with a plus-3 rating helping the Senators to one of the Eastern Conference’s best starts.
Spezza is coming off of another incredible season with the Sens where he notched 34-50-84 totals on the way to leading Ottawa to a surprise playoff appearance.
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