DETROIT - OCTOBER 3: Fellow Russians Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings and Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins share a laugh in warm-ups during a NHL pre-season game at Joe Louis Arena on October 3, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/ 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