RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 04: Carolina Hurricanes Olympians Eric Staal #12, Tim Gleason #6, Joni Pitkanen #25, and Tuomo Ruutu #15 bring their medals back to the RBC Center to let fans pose for pictures prior to a NHL game against the Ottawa Senators on March 4, 2010 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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