RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 23: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes looks to play the puck past Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game on December 23, 2011 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