Spezza dropped to fourth line - Metro US

Spezza dropped to fourth line

Canada has bumped Ottawa Senators forward Jason Spezza to its fourth line at the IIHF world championship.

Spezza, who had been skating on a scoring line with Eric Staal and Martin St. Louis, had just one assist in the first three games at the tournament, and will now skate with 36-goal scorer Patrick Sharp on the right wing. Jamal Mayers and Jason Chimera will rotate on the left side.

Derek Roy will skate on the top line with Staal and St. Louis, a move that allows Staal to return to his natural centre position.

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