January 2, 2013
Spezza returning home with Spengler gold, has high hopes for NHL season
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency
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.