Jason Spezza out up to 8 weeks

“Ottawa Senators centre Jason Spezza suffered a serious knee injury in Monday’s loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs and will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine the full extent of the injury.

The Ottawa Citizen is reporting that Senators head coach Cory Clouston said Spezza will not require surgery but could be out up to eight weeks.” (Source:TSN)

Jason Spezza can’t buy a break this season. It’s no secret that Spezza has been struggling mightily this season so far, and now he will suffer a huge setback with a serious knee injury.

It’s hard to put your finger on what factors are to blame for his poor offensive output to this point, but you can certainly suggest that the loss of sniper Dany Heatley isn’t helping. With just 5 goals and 14 assists Spezza has been a disappointment in Ottawa, with frequent giveaways and seemingly disinterested play. 

Watching him last night it was almost like he was passing to areas where he expected a teammate to be, and looked confused when it resulted in a blatant giveaway. He would do well to simplify his game a bit and try to get in the same frame of mind as his teammates when he does return.