UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 29: (L-R) Patrick Marleau #12,Joe Pavelski #8 and Brent Burns #88 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate a goal by Pavelski at 17 seconds of the first period against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 29, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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