Sunday, April 13, 2008

Don't tell me Spezza's out, too...

According to's Ice Chips, there is a question as to whether or not Jason Spezza will play in game three:
"First line centre Jason Spezza did not take the morning skate Sunday after reportedly jamming his leg in Friday's Game 2 loss to the Penguins. The Sens called up Alex Nikulin from Binghamton of the AHL to take his place in the lineup if Spezza can't play in game 3."
I do remember seeing Spezza go into the boards awkwardly at one point, and he did seem to be labouring for the rest of the game. If he's unable to play, it would be tough to take. With Mike Fisher, Daniel Alfredsson, and Chris Kelly already out, the loss of Spezza would mean that only three of our top seven forwards would remain (Dany Heatley, Cory Stillman, and Antoine Vermette). Sputnik may have done alright in the regular season in the AHL, but the playoffs in the NHL are a totally different animal.
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