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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spezza was promoted from the taxi squad and will play in Monday's game versus the Canucks.
Spezza already cleared waivers this season, so he'll likely bounce between the taxi squad and the active roster often this year. The 37-year-old has been excellent so far, recording eight points through 11 games, so he'll likely stay in the lineup for the foreseeable future.
Spezza was demoted to the taxi squad Sunday, CBS Sports reports.
With eight points in 11 games this season, including a hat trick Feb. 4, Spezza's demotion to the taxi squad is most likely a paper move. The veteran forward could be promoted again before Monday's tilt with the Canucks.
Spezza is back on the active roster and listed on the fourth line for Saturday's game versus the Canucks.
Spezza is coming off of a hat trick in Thursday's game against the Canucks. He will remain in a fourth-line role with power-play work.
Spezza was assigned to Toronto's taxi squad Friday, per CBS.
This is almost certainly just a paper move, as it's hard to believe coach Sheldon Keefe would bench Spezza following his three-goal performance against the Canucks on Thursday.
Spezza scored three times, including one on the power play, on five shots Thursday in a 7-3 win over the Canucks. He also went 7-3 in the faceoff circle for good measure.
The 37-year-old turned back the clock with his performance against Vancouver, scoring a goal in all three periods to lead Toronto's offensive explosion. Spezza had just one assist through his first five games of the season, but he's suddenly come alive with four goals and three helpers in his last five. Fantasy managers should consider adding him and riding out the hot streak.
The Maple Leafs added Spezza to the active roster, and he's expected to suit up in Thursday's game against Vancouver, per CBS Sports.
Spezza was designated for the taxi squad by the Maple Leafs on Monday, but he got the opportunity to return to the active roster. In nine games this season, the veteran has amassed five points and nine shots over that span. He'll enter the lineup on the fourth line for Thursday's game.
Spezza was designated for the taxi squad Sunday, TSN reports.
Spezza has four points in his last four games while averaging 1:26 of ice time with the man advantage, so fantasy players can expect him to be elevated back to the active roster ahead of Thursday's clash with the Canucks.
Spezza scored a goal on four shots and added an assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Oilers.
Spezza opened the scoring at 9:29 of the first period and later added the secondary assist on William Nylander's goal near the end of the period. The 37-year-old Spezza has been surprisingly productive in a fourth-line role with a goal and four helpers in eight appearances. The rest he received Tuesday as a healthy scratch versus the Flames appeared to do him some good. That said, Spezza doesn't see enough ice time to be relied on for scoring.
Spezza (rest) will not suit up Tuesday against the Flames, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.
Spezza isn't in the doghouse, as head coach Sheldon Keefe simply wants to give the veteran forward a day of rest to keep him fresh moving forward. The 37-year-old has averaged 9:12 of ice time and has three assists through seven games. He should be back in the lineup for Thursday's game in Edmonton.
Spezza was waived by the Maple Leafs on Sunday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Spezza averaged just 7:44 of ice time through the first three games this year, posting a power-play assist and three shots on net. The 37-year-old likely will land on the taxi squad if he clears waivers.
Spezza inked a one-year, $700,000 contract with Toronto on Monday.
Spezza will return to the Leafs for his 18th NHL season. The 37-year-old natural center has reached the 25-point mark in each of his previous three campaigns and should continue to provide similar value in a bottom-six role next year. Gone are the days of Spezza being an 80-90 point producer but he could still provide some depth fantasy value in deeper formats.
Spezza is hopeful that he'll return to the Maple Leafs for another season in 2020-21, TSN's Kristen Shilton reports.
On a conference call Tuesday, Spezza told reporters "I'm in it for as long as I can be so I can win a Stanley Cup. It's something that I dreamt of as a kid, and I would love nothing more than to do it here in Toronto." Spezza was playing solid hockey as a bottom-six option for the Maple Leafs prior to the NHL's stoppage, totaling nine goals and 25 points while averaging just 10:50 of ice time per contest in 58 appearances. If the 36-year-old pivot does re-sign with Toronto during the offseason, it will almost certainly be on another cheap, one-year deal.
Spezza generated an assist and two shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Sabres.
Spezza was responsible for the primary assist on Yegor Korshkov's first career goal. Spezza is up to 22 points, 62 shots and a minus-4 rating through 48 games this year. The 36-year-old will likely continue to see bottom-six minutes, but his production is strong enough to attract a look in deep fantasy formats.
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