Does Daniel Alfredsson owe the Senators another season?

With one year at a bargain-basement salary of $1 million left on his contract, the Senators captain will take until early next month to decide whether he'll be back next season or hang up his No. 11 jersey for good.

Doug MacLean, the former GM of the Columbus Blue Jackets and current Sportsnet analyst, has an interesting take on the Alfredsson situation. He believes the 39-year-old Super Swede is obligated to play the final year of his deal.

Under the terms of the four-year contract extension Alfredsson signed in October 2008, he received $18.5 million of the $19.5-million total over the first three seasons.