At the end of a rare hour-long Ottawa Senators practice on Monday, Mika Zibanejad stayed on the ice for some extra work. Zibanejed spent time deflecting pucks from assistant coach Jason Smith. After Smith left, Zibanejad took shots on his own.
There were still no answers about Jason Spezza’s status following Wednesday’s game – Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean said he didn’t know whether the star centre would be joining the team on the trip to Carolina Thursday – but the 5-1 romp over the Montreal Canadiens did allow the team to breathe a little easier. At least for the time being.
Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean was pressed and pressed on the status of star centre Jason Spezza Wednesday morning.
He offered little more than the fact that Spezza is “still being evaluated” and that he won’t be playing against Montreal Wednesday.