Daniel Alfredsson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Alfredsson out, Andersson in for Wings in Game 3

    Fox Sports Detroit "There will be one change in the Red Wings' lineup Tuesday night, when they face the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series at Joe Louis Arena. Forward Daniel Alfredsson has been scratched because of a nagging back issue, leaving the door open for Joakim Andersson, who'll..." April 22

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    Andersson says he's playing tonight with Helm and Jurco; Alfie is out (upper-body) #RedWings

  • Red Wings' Daniel Alfredsson, 41, sets example for younger teammates

    Detroit Free Press "Daniel Alfredsson has an enthusiasm that teammates have come to love, and rely upon. He’s a leader for them, something of a playoff linchpin, and one of the reasons the Red Wings feel good about themselves as they engage the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs. Alfredsson came..." April 17

  • Daniel Alfredsson, Pavel Datsyuk both out for Detroit Red Wings tonight

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk isn't returning, and Daniel Alfredsson isn't playing, either. What hope there had been within the Detroit Red Wings' dressing room was deflated when Datsyuk came in after today’s morning skate and didn't hesitate when asked whether he would play this evening. "No," Datsyuk..." April 02

  • Daniel Alfredsson still has plenty of gas in the tank

    Ottawa Sun "The suggestion that a normal 41-year-old would appreciate a little R&R during the dog days of a long, cold NHL winter made Gustav Nyquist laugh. "No, not Alfie. Not Alfie, for sure," the winger said of his teammate with both the Detroit Red Wings and Swedish national squad after a morning skate..." February 27

  • After six-game absence, Alfredsson returns for Detroit

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Detroit Red Wings are slowly inching back towards full health — on Friday, Daniel Alfredsson announced he’d play for the first time since Jan. 9 when the Wings host the Habs at Joe Louis. To make room for Alfredsson, Todd Bertuzzi will be a healthy scratch tonight. Alfredsson, 41, has..." January 24

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    #RedWings GM Ken Holland not sure what's ailing Daniel Alfredsson, or whether Alfredsson will be available Sunday at Anaheim.

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Expectations right now are Daniel Alfredsson (back spasms) will take warm-ups, then decide if OK to play for #RedWings in #WinterClassic.

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Alfredsson scratched tonight. His groin has been flaring up.

  • Senators fans give Alfredsson a standing ovation

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators fans greeted former captain Daniel Alfredsson with a standing ovation Sunday prior to the game against the Detroit Red Wings at Canadian Tire Centre. Chants of "Alfie! Alfie!" enhanced the cheering during a pregame video tribute in honor of Alfredsson, who played his first game..." December 01

  • Red Wings' Daniel Alfredsson braces for what promises to be an emotional homecoming in Ottawa

    Michigan Live "Saturday seemed like just another day in the life of Daniel Alfredsson as he drove down Highway 417 to the rink. Then he stepped into the small, nondescript visitors dressing room at the building now called the Canadian Tire Centre. That’s when it sunk in that this wasn’t just another practice...." December 01

  • It's time to put aside bad blood with Daniel Alfredsson

    Ottawa Sun "Chris Phillips says it's time for everybody to bury the hatchet with Daniel Alfredsson. Yes, the Senators veteran defenceman knows it got a little ugly when the former captain made his departure for Detroit but Phillips says Alfredsson should be welcomed back with open arms Sunday..." November 30

  • Former captain Alfredsson won't be playing against Sens tonight

    Ottawa Sun "There will be no Daniel Alfredsson Saturday night against his former team. Though the Senators former captain wanted to be in the lineup against Ottawa his injured groin isn’t strong enough to allow him to play, but he should be back in time to make his homecoming next Sunday at Canadian Tire..." November 23

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    #RedWings F Daniel Alfredsson (groin) most likely to return Thanksgiving weekend, per Ken Holland. That'd be just in time for game at Ottawa

  • Alfredsson opens up on life as a Red Wing and meeting his old team

    Ottawa Citizen "From helmet to the bottom of his socks Daniel Alfredsson was dressed all in red here Monday surrounded by the sea of red seats in the venerable Joe Louis Arena. There was no “C” or “A” on his new winged wheel Detroit Red Wings jersey and to the naked eye there wasn’t a single “Alfredsson” sweater..." October 23

  • Alfredsson defying time and expectations for Detroit Red Wings

    Fansided "The Detroit Red Wings are getting more than they bargained for with Daniel Alfredsson so far this season. There was shock when he bolted from the Ottawa Senators over the summer but that has faded now. Detroit’s new No. 11 seems to be all about the awe. There were some concerns early on in..." October 20

  • Alfredsson sidelined from Red Wings practice by sore groin

    Detroit Free Press "Quick update from Detroit Red Wings practice today: Forward Daniel Alfredsson isn't on the ice with his teammates. General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press that Alfredsson "has slight tenderness in his groin." Alfredsson missed a handful of games during the exhibition season for the same..." October 03

  • Alfredsson brings urgency with him to Red Wings

    Detroit Free Press "Niklas Kronwall was at a bachelor party just outside Stockholm and he was informed and he was sober and he was still in disbelief. The day was Friday July 5 and even after having received insider information thanks to phone calls with Henrik Zetterberg who had been in contact with a rogue Swede..." September 29

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Daniel Alfredsson a little day to day per Ken Holland has tender groin. #redwings

  • Looks like Cleary won’t get his No. 11 back from Alfredsson

    Pro Hockey Talk "If Dan Cleary thought he’d be able to get his No. 11 back from Daniel Alfredsson without any problem he could be in for some disappointment. Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports Alfredsson will be keeping the jersey number but not because he’s fixated on it. Instead the new guy..." September 14

  • Alfredsson skates as Red Wing

    Fox Sports Detroit "After a tumultuous summer Daniel Alfredsson was finally back to doing what he does best -- playing hockey. Alfredsson made his Red Wings debut Friday at Joe Louis Arena -- wearing No. 11 ... so long Dan Cleary. Alfredsson took part in an informal practice session with several teammates..." September 01

  • Daniel Alfredsson holding session with Ottawa media Thursday

    Ottawa Sun "Daniel Alfredsson will officially say his good-byes to Ottawa on Thursday during a news conference in the Winter Garden room at The Royal. Fittingly No. 11 will speak at 11 a.m. The release from the hospital sent out Wednesday stated that Alfredsson -- who ended his 18-year Senators career..." August 15

  • Alfredsson left after contract negotiations ‘went nowhere’

    Ottawa Citizen "Fans looking for an answer why former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson left their team to join the Detroit Red Wings now have their answer: Money. At a press conference in Ottawa Thursday Alfredsson revealed he and the Senators structured his last contract under the assumption that he..." August 15

  • Sens won’t commit to retiring Alfie’s #11

    Ottawa Sun "Will Daniel Alfredsson’s No. 11 still be raised to the rafters at Canadian Tire Centre or whatever the place is called at the appropriate time? Of course, right? “We’ll see,” Senators president/CEO Cyril Leeder said Monday. “I’m not going to prejudge that now. That’s an announcement that..." July 09

  • Senators pay for slip in Alfredsson negotiations

    CBC Sports "Before writing about Daniel Alfredsson, I wanted to take some time to think about the most stunning move of 2013’s NHL Free-Agent Extravaganza. Spent some time re-listening to his Detroit conference call and re-watching Bryan Murray’s media gathering in Ottawa. Here is the Alfredsson quote that..." July 07

  • Daniel Alfredsson, Red Wings agree to 1-year deal

    Detroit News "The average age of the Red Wings just shot upward again. In a surprising and unexpected move, the Red Wings announced Friday they have agreed to a 1-year deal with right wing Daniel Alfredsson, an unrestricted free agent from the Ottawa Senators. The contract will pay Alfredsson $3.5 million,..." July 05

  • Report: Alfredsson expected to sign contract today

    Pro Hockey Talk "Daniel Alfredsson narrowed his list of teams down to the only one he’s played for (the Ottawa Senators) plus two contenders in the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings, but he’s not ready to choose on Thursday, according to the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch. The 40-year-old Swede is expected to..." July 05

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    "@svtlehmann: Daniel Alfredsson has decided to play another year. "The playoffs felt great. No backproblems". #nhl #sens"/From SWE media.

  • Daniel Alfredsson won’t retire, will return for 2013-14 NHL season

    Yahoo! Sports "If there was any question about Daniel Alfredsson returning to the NHL for an 18th NHL season, it appears he answered it through Swedish media on Friday: Alfie’s back. Marie Lehmann of Svt Sport reported that Alfredsson revealed he had decided to play another season, telling her: "The playoffs..." June 28

  • Alfredsson needs time before making decision on future

    TSN.ca "Daniel Alfredsson is confident he still has what it takes to compete in the NHL, but the Ottawa Senators captain doesn't want to rush into a decision about his future. Alfredsson says he won't even begin contemplating whether he'll play next season for at least a week as he recovers from an..." May 28

  • Alfredsson ponders his future

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Daniel Alfredsson's decision to continue his NHL career into an 18th season — beyond the Ottawa Senators' disappointing loss to the Penguins on Friday night in the Eastern Conference semifinals — won't be his alone. Hugo, Loui, Fenix and William Erik — his children aged 10 through 2 — will have..." May 25

  • Senators captain Alfredsson on the mark in the end

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Daniel Alfredsson was right. A day after Ottawa's longtime captain caught fire for remarking his team could "probably not" come back against the Penguins -- out of context or not -- they certainly did not. In the end, it was the Penguins' skill laced throughout the lineup that proved..." May 25

  • Alfredsson stands by comments, teammates stand by him

    The Globe and Mail "Words being an imperfect means of communication, they can only reveal so much about what someone is truly thinking. The instinct, especially when it comes to sports fans and commentators, is put people on the couch, as it were. Several thousand have done so over the past day or two to try..." May 24

  • Can Sens dig out of hole? Alfie: Probably not

    NHL.com "With Game 5 set for Friday at Consol Energy Center, and the Senators reeling, Alfredsson was forced to be blunt when asked if his club could rebound. "Probably not," Alfredsson said. "[Pittsburgh's] depth and our play right now … it doesn't look too good. "When you look at what we did, it..." May 23

  • Alfie provides the fireworks

    Ottawa Sun "Of all the drama ever produced at Scotiabank Place, nothing matches what happened with 28.6 seconds left in the third period Sunday night. Talk about setting off some May long weekend fireworks. Daniel Alfredsson (who else?) did just that with a goal that sent the Senators into overtime in..." May 20

  • Alfredsson ejected as Senators lose to Flyers

    Ottawa Sun "Daniel Alfredsson lost his cool and the Ottawa Senators lost their second straight game Saturday afternoon. The Philadelphia Flyers held on to a 2-1 victory, but Alfredsson made it much easier on them. With the Senators pushing to tie the game late, the Senators captain cross-checked Flyers..." March 03

  • Daniel Alfredsson likely staying in Ottawa

    Boston Herald "A couple of weeks ago, the thought of seeing Daniel Alfredsson in Bruins’ Black and Gold seemed like a real possibility. The Senators had lost Jason Spezza to back surgery, Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson to a shredded Achilles tendon, and would soon lose goalie Craig Anderson for what now..." March 01

  • Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson dismisses trade talk linking him with Boston Bruins

    Ottawa Citizen "Apparently, it was only a coincidence that U2 was blaring inside Boston’s dressing room as Bruins players extolled the virtues of Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson on Thursday morning. While Alfredsson’s favourite band played in the background, Boston media was hot on the two-week-old..." February 28

  • Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson doesn't want to leave

    Ottawa Sun "Daniel Alfredsson isn't looking for a new home. Though the Senators captain might be surrounded by doubters, he isn't thinking about being dealt to a contender at the NHL trade deadline as long as the club remains in the playoff hunt. As the Sun reported Saturday, the Boston Bruins and..." February 22

  • Can Bruins lure Alfredsson away?

    ESPN.com "This year was supposed to play out so differently for Daniel Alfredsson, the classy captain of the Ottawa Senators. A surprise playoff berth last season was supposed to be followed up by a deeper postseason run this season. While that might still happen, the odds are longer in the wake of..." February 20

  • Alfie ends Sens’ scoring drought, team ends losing slide

    Ottawa Citizen "Given the way things have gone lately for the injury-plagued Ottawa Senators, their 2-1 shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday afternoon had the feel of a minor miracle. Goal-less since losing star defenceman Erik Karlsson last week and down 1-0 on the road to a good team that..." February 19

  • Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson likes what he sees out of teammate Jakob Silfverberg

    Ottawa Sun "The sight of Jakob Silfverberg in obvious pain after throwing himself in front of a slapshot during the dying seconds of Tuesday's win over the Buffalo Sabres led to an assumption the Senators injury list was about to grow by one. Move over Jason Spezza, Jared Cowen and Guillaume Latendresse...." February 07

  • Alfie answers Turris' prayers

    Ottawa Sun "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..." August 02

  • Karlsson to Alfredsson: feel free to order anything on the menu

    Ottawa Citizen "Hard to believe that only three short years ago, Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson was a roomie at Daniel Alfredsson's house and a babysitter to the the captain's children. After signing his seven-year, $45.5 million contract on Tuesday, Karlsson could now buy a mansion for each of..." June 21

  • Alfie ready to train

    Ottawa Sun "Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson plans to begin off-season workouts next week, looking to see if he has what it takes to return for another NHL season. In an interview on The Team 1200, Alfredsson said he hopes to know where he stands when it comes to his playing status within two or three..." May 25

  • Fan petition flatters Alfredsson but decision is personal

    Ottawa Citizen "Daniel Alfredsson has been touched by the thousands of fans who have signed a petition urging him to return for what would be his 17th season of hockey. But in the end, their collective voices won't have any influence on his decision. When the captain of the Ottawa Senators does make up his..." May 25

  • Alfie's last stand?

    Ottawa Sun "Once again, Daniel Alfredsson performed with incredible passion, like a man who may never do so again. Afterward, he even admitted it could have been his swan song. Moments following Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Czechs in Stockholm that knocked he and his Swedish teammates out of the world..." May 18

  • Alfie sees coaching in his future

    Ottawa Sun "Daniel Alfredsson says when he does finally leave the ice, he'd like to end up behind the bench. But, maybe not right away. The Senators captain told fans in a wide-ranging question-and-answer session posted on the International Ice Hockey Federation website Tuesday he would like to take up..." May 15

  • Alfie owes it to Sens to keep playing: Analyst

    Ottawa Sun "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..." May 14

  • Alfie's big decision

    Ottawa Sun "As the clock ticked down on his NHL career, Patrick Lalime wept. His eyes started to get watery with eight minutes left in the Buffalo Sabres' 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 7 of a playoff series at the Wells Fargo Center on April 26, 2011. Not dressed that night, he was overcome..." May 13