Jason Spezza has volunteered to suit up for Canada at the Spengler Cup if the NHL lockout continues. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency/Files)
Locked out NHL players could get a chance to suit up for Team Canada this Christmas.
While there's time before the six-team Spengler Cup is held in Davos, Switzerland, from Dec. 26-31, for the NHL to get a collective bargaining agreement in place, Hockey Canada may considering using locked out players in the annual tournament.
Ottawa Senators centre Jason Spezza, who is playing with Rapperswil-Jona in the Swiss Elite League, has already volunteered to suit up for Canada. Usually, the roster is made up of Canadian players in Switzerland.
If Hockey Canada does decide to invite Spezza, they will also consider Tyler Seguin (Boston), Logan Couture (San Jose), John Tavares (Islanders), Patrice Bergeron (Boston), Brooks Laich (Washington) and Michael Del Zotto (Rangers).