In mildly related and (to me) much more exciting news...Evan Lysacek is also back, AND he has a quad! I guess that means I should edit my icon, haha (but I won't). He is scheduled to compete at Skate America in October (the first of the Grand Prix events) and I am practically giddy with anticipation.
Meanwhile, it seems like there has been quite a lot of upheaval among US pairs and ice dance teams, many of which have broken up and reshuffled over the summer. See, this is one reason why it's so hard for me to invest in pairs' skating: I finally get to the point where I start learning people's names and who skates with whom, and then they switch everything up on me!