Updates on Jason Spezza, Steve Mason, Tyson Barrie, Michael Leighton, Todd Bertuzzi and more.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Stars GM Jim Nill is optimistic about re-signing Jason Spezza, who was acquired from the Ottawa Senators earlier this summer.

SPECTOR’S NOTE:  A number of factors – the Stars’ performance this season, how well Spezza and his family settle in the area, contract terms – will determine how long he remains with the club. 

Flyers goalie Steve Mason has resumed training.

Flyers goalie Steve Mason has resumed training.

PHILLY.COM: Flyers goaltender Steve Mason resumed training yesterday for the first time since suffering a broken finger last month.

NHL.COM: Defenseman Tyson Barrie could be an emerging talent for the Colorado Avalanche.

CSNCHICAGO.COM: The Blackhawks signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year, two-way contract. He spent last season in the KHL.

TSN.CA: Legal representatives for Todd Bertuzzi and Steve Moore are in negotiations aimed at achieving an out-of-court settlement. Moore filed a civil suit against Bertuzzi regarding an infamous incident in 2004 in which Bertuzzi struck Moore from behind, resulting in the end of the latter’s playing career.

FOX SPORTS ARIZONA: Coyotes chairman and governor George Gosbee is optimistic his club is on track to become profitable within three years.

THE BUFFALO NEWS: The Sabres hope to host more NHL events in the future. It was announced yesterday the club will host the next two NHL combines.