Eugene Melnyk isn't going to be giving captain Daniel Alfredsson any advice on whether to play next season.

The Senators owner doesn't believe Alfredsson is going to retire at the end of this season, despite a statement by the Super Swede Monday that he knows this could be his last trip to the Stanley Cup playoffs.

"You've gotta be careful because what he said was: 'This may be my last playoffs,' " Melnyk told the Sun this week.