Senators say Spezza's return won't upset chemistry

Ottawa Senators centre Jason Spezza skates during practice at the Sensplex in Ottawa, Jan. 6, 2014....

Ottawa Senators centre Jason Spezza skates during practice at the Sensplex in Ottawa, Jan. 6, 2014. (ERROL McGIHON/QMI Agency)

Don Brennan, QMI Agency

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DENVER - Captain Jason Spezza has been cleared to take off as the Senators cruise into "Mile-High City" at an altitude they have yet to reach before this season.

The question now is, will his return to the lineup bring the team down?

No chance, say the Senators.

"I think everybody stepped up since Spez has been out of the lineup," explained winger Erik Condra before boarding Monday's charter. "Inserting him, hopefully we keep that attitude and we don't rely on him too much as maybe we did early in the year."


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