NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 18: Goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils defends his goal in warm-ups prior to making his 1,030th NHL appearance making him #1 all time in appearances for goaltenders, against the Ottawa Senators at the Prudential Center on December 18, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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