February 8, 2013
Senators' Jason Spezza hopes to return before end of regular season
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency
OTTAWA - Don't rule out Jason Spezza for the run to the playoffs.
He certainly hasn't.
The Senators' No. 1 centre made his first appearance before the media Friday since having surgery to repair a disc in his back a week ago in Toronto and told reporters he's determined to play before the end of the season.
Spezza, 29, was told by doctors not to do anything for two weeks. After that, serious rehabilitation can begin. There is no timetable for him to resume skating, but judging by the calendar he can go back in the gym next Saturday.