Found March 22, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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.

Senators G Anderson to get start Friday

Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson is expected to make his first start in a month Friday against the Montreal Canadiens.Anderson has been sidelined since he cut a tendon in his pinky while cooking dinner at his home on Feb. 22.The 30-year-old Anderson owns a 29-19-6 record and 2.85 goals-against average this season for Ottawa, which has eight games remaining in the regular...

Travis Yost: Yes, Life Without Jason Spezza is Miserable

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter and Facebook! -- In the preseason, even the most ardent Ottawa Senators fan had to have been a bit concerned about this team's look in an ugly scenario where Jason Spezza's forced out of the lineup. Your taste came in the form of game seventy-four, and boy, was it just as ugly as imagined. The New Jersey Devils - a measurably...

Flu keeps Senators' Spezza from playing in 600th game

Jason Spezza's bid to play in his 600th NHL game was denied by the flu. The Ottawa Senators' All-Star center was unable to compete in Tuesday's contest against the visiting New Jersey Devils due to an illness. Spezza, 28, has 29 goals and 46 assists for a team-leading 75 points in 73 games this season. Bobby Butler played in place of Spezza on Tuesday.

Bryan the Builder: Has Murray's Game Developed?

  On the verge of making their first playoff appearance since 2010, to say that the Ottawa Senators have exceeded expectations is akin to saying that Bobby Butler has struggled through his sophomore season.1  Sometimes you can never emphasize things enough. Or at least that’s the way things seemed. Thanks to the lack of expectations and the fact that pundits were so quick...

Travis Yost: Finishing the Job

Even after an incredibly poor stretch of hockey that forced the Ottawa Senators to drop four of their past five contests, the team is still in a relatively comfortable position concerning the post-season. Up two wins and the tiebreaker on both Washington and Buffalo, Ottawa still has a respectable lead as the season winds down. Still, should the team continue to falter as it has...

Travis Yost: Help On the Horizon?

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter and Facebook! -- For months, the curious case of Jesse Winchester's head trauma and subsequent post-concussion syndrome clouded an otherwise very positive atmosphere in the city of Ottawa. The Senators - one of the Cinderalla stories of the 2011-2012 season - have been relatively adverse to bad news in Paul MacLean's tenure, but Jesse...

Today In Selfish Thoughts:

Thanks to yesterday’s Jakob Silfverberg game six series clinching overtime goal, Brynas has moved on to the next round of the Swedish Elite League playoffs. As much as I would like to revel and bask in the glory of Jakob Silfverberg’s heroics and verbally fellate his value to Jake Gardiner-like levels, I just can’t. Yes, he was selected by his peers as the SEL’s most...

Travis Yost: Gameday: Big Game in Montreal

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter and Facebook! -- A lengthy winning-streak to end the month of February put a measurable amount of distance between the Ottawa Senators and the competition in a race for one of the two final playoff berths. And yet, here Ottawa is, preparing for an essential must-win game up at the Bell Centre on Friday night. Dropping four of the past five...

Travis Yost: And, Let the Panic Commence

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter and Facebook! -- Things aren't going well lately for the Ottawa Senators. Tonight's most recent abomination of a hockey performance - a 5-1 bludgeoning by the lottery-destined Montreal Canadiens - has unquestionably made the playoff race a bit uncomfortable in the nation's capital. With tonight's blowout loss, followed by...

Senators-Canadiens Preview

The Ottawa Senators are hoping to improve their playoff position down the stretch. The return of Craig Anderson may provide a spark. Anderson will make his first start in a month Friday night when the visiting Senators face the Montreal Canadiens for the third time in 10 days. A freak off-ice accident forced Anderson to have surgery on a severed tendon in his right pinky finger...
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