10:50 AM ET 01.31 | Ottawa Senators forward Jason Spezza has elected to undergo surgery to repair an issue with his back. As of Thursday morning, it remains unclear how much time Spezza will miss or the extent of his injury. having previously missed three days of practice and two games, head coach paul MacLean stated on Wednesday that Spezza was still being evaluated. However, he also admitted that he potentially could miss a considerable amount of time. If Spezza does undergo surgery, it will mark the second time in his career that he has required a surgical procedure to fix an issue in his back. In May of 2006, he required surgery to fix a herniated disc.