Ottawa Senators' Jason Spezza ponders leaving Swiss team

Jason Spezza will play for Canada at the Spengler Cup, but might return home after that. (ERROL...

Jason Spezza will play for Canada at the Spengler Cup, but might return home after that. (ERROL McGIHON/QMI AGENCY)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:39 AM ET

OTTAWA - Jason Spezza’s last games in Switzerland could be for Team Canada.

Currently with Rapperswil-Jona of the Swiss ‘A’ League, the Senators star said on the weekend that he is prepared to stay put until Christmas, but that he may return home even if the lockout hasn’t ended and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman cancels the rest of the season.

“I have already informed the leaders of Hockey Canada that I was willing to participate in the Spengler Cup during the holiday season,” Spezza told Le Droit hockey writer Sylvain St-Laurent in Switzerland. “After that, we’ll see.”

The 2012 Spengler Cup will be held in Davos, from Dec. 26-31.

In 17 games with Rapperswil, Spezza is tied for the team lead in scoring with 17 points (seven goals) and has four penalty minutes and a minus-3 rating. The team is in 10th place with an 8-11-2-2 record.

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