The story is all about Jason Spezza’s lingering groin strain and the Ottawa Senators seemingless endless losing streak in these parts.
On Wednesday the Senators may very well be without Spezza their captain and No. 1 centre as they attempt to end their unlucky 13-year stretch without a victory in Los Angeles.
Senators coach Paul MacLean was adamant following practice here late Tuesday that the team must make the best long-term decision in dealing with Spezza’s troublesome groin injury and that his status for the game against the Los Angeles Kings “could be in doubt.”
Even though Spezza practised Tuesday MacLean was expected to huddle with Spezza and the club’s training staff Tuesday night and Wednesday morning to decide the best approach.
“To me it’s starting to become chronic with the way it happened ever since it happened in training camp and there’s a setback and there’s (another) setback” he said. “We need to stop this and we need to nip this in the bud.”
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