Breaking Tampa Bay, Florida and national news and weather from Tampa Bay Online and The Tampa Tribune |
  • Home
National Hockey League

Spezza to undergo back surgery

Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza is expected to undergo back surgery and will be sidelined indefinitely.

Spezza has missed the last two games with an upper body injury.

"Jason Spezza is out indefinitely," said Senators general manager Bryan Murray Thursday on the team's Twitter account. "Will have back surgery in Toronto on Friday."

In five games this season, Spezza has two goals and three assists. He is coming off a 34-goal, 84-point season in 2011-12.

01/31 11:18:08 ET

Part of the Tribune family of products