Ruutu will make his Olympic debut after missing the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin due to injury. Though he has yet to play in the Olympics, the Vantaa, Finland, native has extensive international experience, representing his country at tournaments including the World Junior Championships (2001, 2002, 2003), the World Cup of Hockey (2004) and World Championships (2006, 2007, 2008).
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