May 11, 2013
Senators' MacLean says Spezza still needs to get up to speed
By DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

Senators coach Paul MacLean (Errol McGihon, Ottawa Sun)

It would shock nobody if Jason Spezza was on the ice with his teammates when they return to practice Sunday.

But Senators coach Paul MacLean still says his No. 1 centre is "a long way away" from being ready to play a game that's moving as fast as it does at this time of the season.

MacLean stated Saturday he does not expect Spezza to be in the lineup for the start of Round 2, even though significant progress has been made in his rehab from back surgery that has sidelined him the last 3 1/2 months.



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