COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 17: Vinny Prospal #22 of the Columbus Blue Jackets is an award in recognition of his 1,000th NHL game by Jim Gregory, NHL Senior VP of Hockey Operations prior the start of the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 17, 2011 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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