Daniel Alfredsson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Alfredsson on the verge of return to Senators organization

    TSN "Former captain Daniel Alfredsson is on the verge of returning to the Ottawa Senators organization. A source tells TSN 1200 that Alfredsson is hammering out the final details to accept a role in the club's hockey operations department. An official announcement is expected at some point before..." August 22

  • Daniel Alfredsson announces retirement from NHL

    CBC Sports "Longtime Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson officially announced his retirement from the NHL at a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday. A free agent who has not played this season, Alfredsson signed a ceremonial one-day contract with the Senators and will skate with the team during warmups..." December 04

  • Daniel Alfredsson to announce retirement in Ottawa on Dec. 4

    Ottawa Citizen "Alfie’s coming home for one last time. Former Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson is expected to announce his retirement from the NHL at Canadian Tire Centre on Dec. 4, when the Ottawa Senators return from their current road trip to face the New York Islanders. Alfredsson and the Senators are..." November 26

  • Daniel Alfredsson's career probably over per report

    Yahoo! Sports "Daniel Alfredsson's retirement possibility seems to be getting clearer and clearer -- as if that wasn't the case already for the injured Red Wing. Per TSN's Darren Dreger in The Dreger Report: "Sources tell The Dreger Report that Alfredsson has decided not to play this season and while the..." November 22

  • Wings still holding out for Daniel Alfredsson to return

    Detroit News "Daniel Alfredsson's future is still in limbo because of a back injury that has kept him out since training camp. Alfredsson, who will be 42 in December, still is contemplating whether to return or retire. "Nothing has changed from my perspective," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said...." October 29

  • Signs pointing to Red Wings' Daniel Alfredsson retiring

    Detroit Free Press "More and more signs are pointing to Daniel Alfredsson retiring rather than returning to the Detroit Red Wings. Afredsson, less than two months shy of his 42nd birthday, is no longer skating at Joe Louis Arena, and last week told general manager Ken Holland that there wasn't a chance that that..." October 15

  • Red Wings waiting on Alfredsson, his body, on decision

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings will start the season without Daniel Alfredsson. Whether they'll finish it without him remains uncertain. He hasn't been with the team since early last month when back pain flared up and derailed his attempt at joining training camp. Now the Wings are days from their..." October 08

  • Setback has Daniel Alfredsson's future in question

    Detroit Free Press "The news on Daniel Alfredsson is not good: He hasn't skated in 10 days and, at this point, isn't expected to be at Detriot Red Wings training camp. The Wings want the superbly smart and talented Swedish forward back and are prepared to give him the time he needs to listen to his body. But after..." September 16

  • Daniel Alfredsson has setback, may go to Red Wings camp without contract

    Detroit Free Press "The odds that Daniel Alfredsson goes to training camp without a contract have increased after a setback in his skating. Alfredsson “felt a little bit of a tweak,” last week, Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press on Wednesday. Alfredsson has held off on re-signing..." September 11

  • Daniel Alfredsson skating with Red Wings but undecided about return

    Detroit News "Will he or won’t he? As Daniel Alfredsson took the Joe Louis ice as the Red Wings began precamp conditioning, that was the question on everyone’s mind: his playing status for this season. “I’ve been skating in Sweden a little bit, and now coming here and doing the full skates,” said..." September 04

  • Alfredsson wants to return to Red Wings, but only if he can contribute

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said today that he’s still trying to work out a deal with restricted free agent Danny DeKeyser and said that a final decision on whether forward Daniel Alfredsson will play next season probably won’t be made until just before Sept. 18, when players..." August 28

  • Red Wings remain hopeful that Alfredsson will return

    CSN Washington "Veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson has resumed skating in Sweden and could re-sign with the Detroit Red Wings in the coming weeks. "My take is we're probably going to try do something with Alfie," Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland told MLive.com's Ansar Khan. "He had a good year, 18 goals...." August 13

  • Red Wings GM Ken Holland says team likely will look to re-sign Daniel Alfredsson

    Michigan Live "Unless Daniel Alfredsson's health takes a turn for the worse over the next month, he'll likely return for his 19th NHL season, his second with the Detroit Red Wings. "My take is we're probably going to try to do something with Alfie," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said Monday. "He had a..." August 12

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    Szymon Szemberg @Sz1909_Szemberg

    Daniel Alfredsson says on Swedish radio that he will hit ice next week. Depending on how his back will respond, he will decide about future.

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Daniel Alfredsson has told #RedWings he wants to play another season. Sides will talk again later this week.

  • 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 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 "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