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Jason Spezza contract offer not imminent: GM Bryan Murray

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray says he hasn't offered captain Jason Spezza a new contract and he's not prepared to do so at the moment.

Ottawa captain has no-trade clause, 1 year left on deal

The Senators' Jason Spezza had 66 points over 75 games in his first season as team captain. However, Ottawa general managter Bryan Murray isn't prepared to offer him a contract extension at this time. Spezza has one season left on his current deal. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press/File)

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray says he hasn't offered captain Jason Spezza a new contract and he's not prepared to do so at the moment.

The 30-year-old Spezza has a no-trade clause and one year left on his current deal.

He had 66 points over 75 games in his first season as team captain.

Murray held a season-ending availability Tuesday after his team finished in a tie for 10th place in the NHL’s Eastern Conference standings.

He also says the Senators need another big forward who can play a "harder game" for the team.

Murray added careless plays and turnovers were a problem this past season and led to a high goals against total.

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