Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/31/13

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 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 the past two games. Murray didn't provide a timetable for Spezza's return. The typical recovery time for surgery on a herniated disc is six to eight weeks, which means Spezza could miss at least 30 games. "I can't give you a time frame simply because until the surgery and rehab starts we won't know the total extent," Murray said. "We are hoping that he gets back at the later part of the season and, if we're in the [Stanley Cup] Playoffs, [he] will be able to participate at that time." Spezza had two goals and three assists in Ottawa's first five games of this season. In 2011-12, he scored 34 goals and ta...
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