Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/14

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 10: Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 10, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza skated for the first time this week when he took the ice on Thursday. The All-Star, who has been sidelined with the flu, is expected to return to the lineup and play in his 600th career game in Friday's road contest against the Montreal Canadiens. Spezza, who sat out Tuesday's game versus the New Jersey Devils, has 29 goals and 46 assists for a team-leading 75 points in 73 games this season. The 28-year-old Spezza has struggled lately, collecting just one goal in his last eight contests.
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