OTTAWA - DECEMBER 16: Jarkko Ruutu #73 of the Ottawa Senators stickhandles the puck away from Matt Ellis #37 and Andrej Sekera #44 of the Buffalo Sabres behind the net at Scotiabank Place on December 16, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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