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Senators' Spezza to have back surgery

Updated: January 31, 2013, 2:04 PM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- Ottawa Senators forward Jason Spezza will have back surgery Friday to repair a herniated disk.

Senators general manager Bryan Murray said it's too early to give a timeline for Spezza's return, but the team is hopeful he'll be play again this season.

"It's just the best thing to do at this point," Murray said Thursday at Scotiabank Place. "You probably could take days off and play a game here and there, but that doesn't make any sense for him or us. So getting it done, hopefully ...

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