ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 8: Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues and other players wear a patch to honor former Blues Igor Korolev and Pavol Demitra before an NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks on November 8, 2011 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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