Found February 01, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
PLAYERS: Jason Spezza
TEAMS: Ottawa Senators
With the weekday heavy start to the season, tonight will be the first Canes game (in person) for my kids. 30 minutes until departure and I am amped up and working to get the rest of the crew ready to go to. Quick preview to tonight's game: --Ottawa is playing pretty well and getting good goaltending from Craig Anderson who will be in net tonight. Minus Jason Spezza who is out with a back i...

Jason Spezza Out Indefinitely After Back Surgery

Ottawa Senators star Jason Spezza will miss two months after having back surgery to repair a herniated disc, general manager Bryan Murray announced at a press conference today. "I can't give you a time frame (on Spezza's return) simply because until the surgery and rehab starts we won't know the total extent," said Murray. "We are hoping that he gets back...

Sens' Spezza to have back surgery

Ottawa Senators forward Jason Spezza will have back surgery on a herniated disc. Senators' general manager Bryan Murray says Spezza will have surgery in Toronto on Friday. Spezza had missed the Senators' previous two games. He has two goals and three assists in five games this season. He had 34 goals and 50 assists in 80 games last season. Ottawa is off to a 5-1-1 start...

Senators star center Spezza to undergo back surgery, out indefinitely

Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza will undergo back surgery and is out indefinitely, general manager Bryan Murray said in a press conference on Thursday. The procedure, which will address a herniated disc in Spezza's back, is schedule to take place on Friday in Toronto. The first-line center suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He had missed...

Senators Center Jason Spezza to Undergo Back Surgery, Out Indefinitely

The Ottawa Senators improved to 5-1-1 on Wednesday night, but they found out Thursday they may be without their top center for possibly the rest of the season. 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...

Jason Spezza to have surgery on herniated disc, may miss months

Jason Spezza might be one of the first major injury casualties of the 2013 season. The Ottawa Senators forward will require back surgery to fix a herniated disc he was believed to have injured at some point during the team's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 27th.  Currently, there's no time frame set for Spezza's return, but it's believed he will...

Spezza To Have Surgery Friday, Out Indefinitely

The cone of silence in the organization surrounding Jason Spezza's condition was lifted this morning. Bryan Murray announced that Spezza is scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a herniated disc. Murray was hopeful it wouldn't be the end of his season and that Jason could return late in the regular season, or for the playoffs. It should be noted, Spezza underwent...

Travis Yost: GAMEDAY: Southeast Division Gauntlet Continues

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- The Ottawa Senators may be off to one of their best starts in franchise history, but optimism has been tremendously dialed-down after the organization lost their star player -- center Jason Spezza -- to potentially season-ending back surgery. Ottawa beat both Washington and Montreal in Spezza's absence as he actively sought consultation...

Travis Yost: Ottawa Dealt a Devastating Blow

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- The news most Ottawa Senators fans feared was confirmed by General Manager Bryan Murray late Thursday morning. Jason Spezza, who suffered a back-injury in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, will undergo surgery this Friday in Toronto. The team has diagnosed the injury specifically as a herniated disc, an injury not dissimilar...

Beyond 2015

So Jason Spezza, Ottawa’s first line center and the league’s fourth leading league scorer last season, is out indefinitely with a herniated disc? Ignoring the immediate kneejerk reaction, and ensuing panic that will flow, this news is a ‘we just traded Pavol Demitra for Christer Olsson’ kind of terrible that takes time to properly absorb. The good news for Spezza...

Senators-Hurricanes Preview

Balanced production has the Ottawa Senators off to a strong start, and they may need it to continue for some time. With top center Jason Spezza out indefinitely, the Senators try for a third consecutive victory overall and some rare road success against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. Ottawa (5-1-1) ranks among the NHL leaders with 24 goals and it's gotten that production...
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