Spezza to have back surgery… out for months

After having missed the last two games it has been announced that Jason Spezza will have back surgery on Friday in Toronto and the team is hopeful he’ll be back before the end of the regular season.  According to CBC: 

“It’s just the best thing to do at this point,” Murray told reporters Thursday at Scotiabank Place. “You probably could take days off and play a game here and there but that doesn’t make any sense for him or us.

“So getting it done, hopefully getting it cleaned out will allow him to come back at 100 per cent and continue his career.”

The 28-year-old Mississauga, Ont,., native had missed the team’s previous two games, although the Sens didn’t specify for what type of injury. He recorded two goals and three assists in five games.

Spezza scored 34 goals last season, tying a career best, to go along with 50 assists. He led the Senators in points for the third time in his career and ranked fourth in the NHL.