By Ian Mendes, Sportsnet.ca
Practising for a third straight day with his teammates on Wednesday morning, Jason Spezza is poised to return to the Senators lineup when they host the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday at Scotiabank Place.
And on Wednesday, Spezza skated in his regular spot centering the club’s top line with Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson.
For the previous two practices, Mike Fisher had centered the top unit, leading to speculation that Spezza would start playing on a different line upon his return.
The following were Ottawa’s line combinations from Wednesday’s skate:
Heatley – Spezza – Alfredsson
Vermette – Fisher – Eaves
Robitaille – Kelly – Neil
Foligno – McAmmond – Donovan
Extra Forward: McGrattan