One thing that's for sure since the start of the season, it's that Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock does not like Jason Spezza. 

Spezza had been a healthy scratch for the majority of his time in Toronto before the John Tavares injury opened up a bit more playing time for him. 

But now with Tavares back and Zach Hyman very close to a return, it seems that Spezza might be the odd man out. 

The Leafs are trying to showcase Nic Petan for a trade but there doesn't seem to be any takers and Toronto is more willing to let Spezza go for free. 

We'll see what happens in the next couple of days.