The Ottawa Senators will take to the ice against the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night without Captain Jason Spezza. The 30-year-old centre is taking a cautious approach to an injury he described as a strain, without disclosing the location of the injury. "[Im] just kind of dealing with a little bit of a strain. Just want to make sure we deal with so it doesnt become something that lingers," Spezza told reporters on Thursday. "I think I should be okay," he added. "Thats why we are taking the precautions now. As much as Id like to be playing in these ones and getting ready, the ones in October mean a lot more." Senators coach Paul MacLean told TSN Ottawa reporter Brett Wallace that Spezza could play tonight if he had to. Spezza was named the fifth full-time captain in the modern history of the Senators this off-season after Daniel Alfredsson signed with the Detroit Red Wings as an unrestricted free agent. The Mississauga-native has appeared in two games for the Senators so far this preseason, registering one assist. He acknowledged that the preseason afforded him time to carefully nurse the injury. Spezza was limited to just five games in the shortened 2012-13 season due to a back injury. "I just strained something in practice and [am] just making sure it is taken care of," Spezza said. "If I feel like there is any chance of straining it a lot more then Im not going to play just to play and jeopardize not being ready for the first game of the year," he added. Jourdan Lewis Jersey . - Whether its because of her improved play or the reason for it, Michelle Wie appears as comfortable on and off the golf course as at any time in her career. Taco Charlton Jersey . Yahoo! Sports columnist Marc Spears says that the Boogie Smooth album may have been an elaborate April Fools prank. http://www.shoptheofficialcowboys.com/El...Cowboys-Jersey/. Liriano pitched in and out of trouble in his duel with Josh Beckett, and Ike Davis homered to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 Friday night. Nolan Carroll Jersey . After just two league games in June, Toronto (6-4-1) will go on to play seven in July plus a friendly against Tottenham. Five of those contests are against Eastern Conference opposition, meaning valuable points in the playoff race are on the line. Bill Bates Jersey . Masahiro Tanaka has touched down in the United States and the courting of the Rakuten Golden Eagles stud pitcher has begun in earnest by a bevy of MLB teams interested in the Japanese ace.TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Bruce Arians says outside linebacker John Abraham will return to the Cardinals on Tuesday. Abraham left the team last Tuesday after sustaining a concussion in the Cardinals season-opening victory over San Diego. Arians had said that Abraham was contemplating retirement, wondering if he still has the fire to play the game. But Arians indicated Monday that Abrahams absence and attitude had more to do with his headaches from the firstt "real big" concussion of his 15 -year NFL career.dddddddddddd It will be the second return to the Cardinals for Abraham this season. He showed up late for training camp after undergoing what he later confirmed was rehabilitation for an alcohol problem. Arians had until Tuesday to return or the Cardinals would have had to declare him out for the season. Abraham still hasnt cleared concussion protocol to play Sunday, according to reports. Jerseys WholesaleCheap Nike NFL JerseysWholesale Jerseys ChinaWholesale Nike NFL JerseysCheap Jerseys 2019Jerseys NFL ChinaWholesale Authentic Jerseys ' ' '