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Report: Senators' Spezza open to trade

Monday, 06.21.2010 / 5:02 PM / News
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Report: Senators' Spezza open to trade
According to a TSN report, Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza "wouldn't object" to a trade, Senators GM Bryan Murray told reporters Monday.
According to a TSN report, Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza "wouldn't object" to a trade, Senators GM Bryan Murray told reporters Monday.

"He said he wouldn't object to it," Murray said. "He didn't come in and say, 'I have to be traded.' He didn't object to the fact that maybe it's time -- the way (he's) been received -- now maybe it's time."

Spezza has been the subject of intense trade rumors since the Senators were ousted from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the first round.

Spezza inked a seven-year, $49 contract extension in 2007 and has a no-trade clause that kicks in on July 1. He has played entire his career with the Senators since being taken with the No. 2 pick in the first round by the team in 2001.
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It's a date that's been circled on my calendar, so it's kind of nice to have it here and get it over with (Thursday). This is a little bit of the closing of the book on the move. That's kind of how I'm looking at it.

— Stars forward Jason Spezza on returning to Ottawa for the first time to face the Senators