NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has reduced the suspension of Toronto Maple Leafs center Jason Spezza from six games to four for kneeing the head of Winnipeg Jets defenseman Neal Pionk on Dec. 5.

Spezza had been suspended for six games by the Department of Player Safety, which had called the hit "reckless" and cited an injury to Pionk. Spezza has missed four games and is eligible to play Saturday at the Vancouver Canucks.