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Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Officially appealing suspension
Spezza and the NHLPA have appealed the 38-year-old's six-game suspension.
Spezza's appeal will first be heard by commissioner Gary Bettman, and if that fails, a neutral arbitrator. Historically, these appeals processes have taken some time -- recall the Tom Wilson 20-game suspension that was reduced to 14 on appeal despite the winger missing 16 games. As such, fantasy managers waiting for Spezza will likely still be without him until Dec. 19 versus the Kraken.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Issued six-game ban
Spezza was suspended six games Tuesday for kneeing the Jets' Neal Pionk on Sunday.
It's a surprisingly long ban for the 38-year-old, who is a first-time offender. He was not in the lineup Tuesday versus the Blue Jackets, which counts as the first game of the suspension. Spezza will be eligible to return Dec. 19 against the Kraken.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Not in lineup Tuesday
Spezza (not injury related) is not in Tuesday's lineup versus the Blue Jackets, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Spezza was offered an in-person hearing after kneeing the Jets' Neal Pionk in Sunday's game. While the Department of Player Safety has yet to hand down a ruling on supplemental discipline, Spezza's absence from the lineup suggests a suspension is on the horizon.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Scheduled for in-person hearing
Spezza will have an in-person hearing with the Department of Player Safety for kneeing the Jets' Neal Pionk, the league announced Monday.
The fact that Spezza was offered an in-person hearing means he could be suspended for more than five games following Sunday's incident. Over the course of his 19-year NHL career, Spezza has never been suspended, so this will certainly be an unfamiliar situation for the veteran center.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Big three-point effort
Spezza scored twice and added an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Wild.
With Mitch Marner out, Spezza moved onto the top PP and notched a goal and assist there. He continues to play well, even at 38, and is rolling with three goals and an assist in his last two games. Spezza is worth a spot start next game if Marner continues to be sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Tickles twine on power play
Spezza scored a power-play goal on two shots in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Kings.
Spezza struck at 15:36 of the second period, finishing off a four-goal frame for the Maple Leafs. The 38-year-old continues to make noise as a power-play specialist -- he's picked up four of his seven points this year with the man advantage. Spezza has added 33 shots on net, 10 PIM and a minus-1 rating in 21 contests. He'll continue to play limited minutes at even strength, so fantasy managers shouldn't expect steady offense from him.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Provides lone goal in blowout loss
Spezza scored a goal on two shots and had two PIM in Saturday's 7-1 loss to the Penguins.
Spezza put away a loose puck during a scramble in front to tie the game at 1-1 with 7:16 left in the first period. That was the extent of Toronto's offense for the rest of the night, with Pittsburgh responding with six unanswered goals. Spezza has found the back of the net in two straight games and boasts three goals and four points in six contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Turns back clock in loss
Spezza notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Senators.
After not registering a point in the Leafs' opener Wednesday night, Spezza gave the team life on the power play after being down three goals entering the third period. He also added an assist on a William Nylander power-play goal just five minutes later and provided three shots in the contest. The 38-year-old Spezza has started the season on the Leafs' first power-play unit due to Auston Matthews' wrist injury and will continue to play there as long as the superstar forward remains out.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Signs extension with Toronto
Spezza signed a one-year contract extension with the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.
Spezza was a fantastic bottom-six contributor for Toronto this season, racking up 10 goals and 30 points through 54 contests. The 38-year-old forward will continue to occupy a bottom-six role with the Maple Leafs in 2021-22, but he should also see plenty of usage with the man advantage.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Dishes helper in loss
Spezza produced an assist in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Canadiens in Game 7.
Spezza had the secondary helper on William Nylander's lone tally in the third period. The 37-year-old Spezza finished the seven-game series with three goals and two helpers despite playing in a bottom-six role. He added 12 shots on net, 10 hits and a plus-3 rating.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Tallies in overtime loss
Spezza scored a goal on two shots and blocked two shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Canadiens in Game 6.
Spezza sparked the Maple Leafs' comeback with his goal at 11:35 of the third period. The 37-year-old forward has racked up four points, 11 shots on net, nine hits and a plus-3 rating through six playoff contests. He's been effective in a fourth-line role that's also seen him draw some power-play time on the second unit.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Provides pair of points
Spezza picked up a goal and an assist with two shots in Tuesday's 4-0 victory over the Canadiens in Game 4.
Spezza put Toronto on top 2-0 with 7:32 left in the second period, driving to the net on a 2-on-1 and finishing off a tape-to-tape dish from Alex Galchenyuk. Just over two minutes latter, Spezza set up a Joe Thornton power-play goal to send the Maple Leafs into the second intermission with a 3-0 lead. The 37-year-old Spezza has two goals and assist in the series, adding nine shots and four PIM with a plus-3 rating.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Nets equalizer in first period
Spezza scored a goal on a team-leading five shots and added two hits in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 2.
In what was a weird play all around, Zach Bogosian got in on the forecheck and set up Spezza as he got off the bench and into the zone. Spezza struck for the goal at 12:25 of the first period, and it was all Maple Leafs after that. The 37-year-old forward had 30 points in 54 regular-season outings despite averaging only 11:02 per game. The Toronto native will likely fill a similar bottom-six role, although power-play time could boost his fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Posts assist in win
Spezza managed an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
Spezza has been productive lately with a goal and six helpers in his last seven outings. The 37-year-old is up to 29 points, 77 shots on net and a plus-3 rating in 51 games. It's been a mildly resurgent year for the veteran center -- he has a chance to reach the 30-point mark for the first time since 2016-17.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Deals pair of apples
Spezza had two assists and two shots in a 4-1 victory over Montreal on Wednesday.
The 37-year-old set up insurance tallies by Jake Muzzin and Adam Brooks to help the Maple Leafs pull away over the final two periods. Spezza has four points over his last three games, matching his longest point streak of the season. He'll look to make it four in a row Thursday against Vancouver.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Opens scoring in second period
Spezza scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 5-3 win over the Flames.
After a quiet first period for both teams, Spezza gave the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead 3:10 into the second. The 37-year-old forward has a goal and an assist in his last three games. He's seeing everyday usage in a bottom-six role this year, and he's collected 21 points (nine goals, 12 helpers), 56 shots on net and a minus-1 rating through 38 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Plays hero Friday
Spezza picked up an assist and scored the shootout winner in Friday's 2-1 victory over the Jets.
The veteran set up the Leafs' only goal in regulation, then showed great patience in scoring the only tally of the shootout, settling down a rolling puck before getting Connor Hellebuyck to sprawl with a couple dekes and calmly slotting it home inside the post. Spezza hasn't had a multi-point performance in a month, managing only three goals and five points over the last 13 games, but at 37 years old he still has a few tricks up his sleeve.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Shows off incredible hands
Spezza scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 2-0 victory over Calgary.
The shot was perfect -- Spezza threaded a puck-sized needle with a shot that went far-side shelf over David Rittich's glove. The shot was patented Spezza. The guy's hands are intact, even if his feet are slowing more. His ice time jumped Saturday to 12:17, which is a couple more than usual. He deserved it. Spezza now has a goal in back-to-back games.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: In giving mood Wednesday
Spezza dished out three assists with two shots in Wednesday's 6-1 victory over the Oilers. He also went 8-4 (66.7 percent) on faceoffs.
Toronto's fourth line of Spezza, Jimmy Vesey (two goals) and Travis Boyd (two assists) was on fire in this one, combining for seven points. Spezza assisted on both of Vesey's tallies before setting up a Zach Hyman power-play strike in the third to round out the scoring. The 37-year-old has contributed five goals and 10 assists in 23 games.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza: Generates assist
Spezza posted an assist and two hits in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Canadiens.
Spezza set up Alex Kerfoot for an insurance tally in the third period. The assist was Spezza's third in the last four games. The 37-year-old forward has 11 points, 26 shots on goal and a minus-2 rating through 18 appearances, mostly in a fourth-line role with some power-play duties.... See More ... See Less
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