When it's finally time for him to report back to work, Kyle Turris will have spent all but three weeks of his off-season in Ottawa getting bigger and stronger under the strict supervision of Senators strength and conditioning coach Chris Schwarz.

However, his biggest gains as a player were made with a simple announcement from Sweden, when all he had to do was sit back and smile.

As the Senators' second-line centre, the 22-year Turris old should benefit most from the return of Daniel Alfredsson. When he woke up Tuesday, Turris would have had no idea who his wingers would be next season. Before his breakfast was digested, it was confirmed that the top scorer in franchise history was returning for his 17th season in a Senators jersey.