BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 14: Matt Cooke #24 of the Minnesota Wild knocks practice pucks to the ice as they warm up to play the Buffalo Sabres on October 14, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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.
— Jason Spezza on returning to Ottawa for the first time to face the Senators with the Stars