Spezza returning home with Spengler gold, has high hopes for NHL season

Jason Spezza won gold playing for Canada at the Spengler Cup, and is returning home from his...

Jason Spezza won gold playing for Canada at the Spengler Cup, and is returning home from his European team for now. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency/Files).

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:37 PM ET

NEW YORK - Jason Spezza is headed home.

The Senators centre has informed the Rapperswill-Jona Lakers he will not be returning -- at least for now -- after winning the Spengler Cup with Team Canada Monday. He will return to Ottawa to see if there's going to be a collective bargaining agreement in place for a shortened NHL season.

The Lakers confirmed on their website Wednesday morning that Spezza was on his way home because he's confident the league and the NHLPA are going to get an agreement in place by the Jan. 19 deadline to resume playing.


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