BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 11: Buffalo native Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks loosens up on his team's bench 90 minutes before their game with the Buffalo Sabres on December 11, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
It's a date that's been circled on my calendar, so it's kind of nice to have it here and get it over with (Thursday). This is a little bit of the closing of the book on the move. That's kind of how I'm looking at it.
— Stars forward Jason Spezza on returning to Ottawa for the first time to face the Senators