OTTAWA (AP) -Senators center Jason Spezza left Sunday night's game against the New York Islanders following the first period after he was flattened by an open-ice hit by defenseman Freddy Meyer early in the game.
Spezza had just received a pass from defenseman Wade Redden when he was checked by Meyer. The high-scoring Ottawa center got up and skated slowly and directly to the bench, where he sat and spoke with trainer Gerry Townend.
He returned moments later without missing a shift and finished the first period, but didn't come out for the second.
A team spokesman said Spezza was held out for ``precautionary measures,'' though there was no indication of the nature of his injury.
Ottawa lost All-Star right wing Dany Heatley, Spezza's linemate, for up to six weeks on Saturday when he dislocated his right shoulder during an awkward fall into the boards during the third period of a 3-2 win over Detroit.
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