Spezza had an assist and a pair of shots in a losing effort against St. Louis on Saturday. Spezza grabbed his first point of the season, but he only saw 15:31 of ice time. More troubling for his prospects is that he played 2:38 of power play time. He's getting time, but he's not seeing much time with the top unit. Dallas will lean heavily on the top unit, and it's going to produce.
Spezza grabbed an assist on the Stars' lone goal in Saturday's preseason finale against Minnesota. Last year was a down year for the 34-year-old center, who tallied just 50 points at 0.73 points per game. That's the lowest point rate he's had since the 2003-04 season. He could bounce back, but he may have reduced opportunities to skate with superstars Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin after the signing of Alexander Radulov.
Spezza found twine in Thursday's 7-3 home loss to the Predators. The respected veteran helped spark a run of three unanswered goals in the second period, but that was it for the Stars, who will wrap up their season against the Avalanche at home Saturday. The alternate captain has two more years left on his contract valued at $7.5 million annually before he'll become an unrestricted free agent; the deal also includes a modified no-trade clause.
Spezza picked up a goal and assist in Sunday's 6-3 loss against the Lightning. Spezza has goals in back-to-back games, and a total of six markers and 14 points over his past 15. While his most productive offensive days are in the rear-view mirror, the 33-year-old is still a solid point producer in most fantasy pools.
Spezza scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Hurricanes. Spezza's goal scoring has fallen off a cliff this season -- this was just his 14th of the season after tallying 33 last year. He will fall shy of recording his fourth straight 60-point season and at 33, his best is well behind him. But Spezza has put up eight points (two goals, six assists) in his last 10 games and may be a decent point producer until season's end.
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