The Red Wings and Daniel Alfredsson will take a little longer to see if there’s a fit for next season. Alfredsson, 41, would like to play another season but doesn’t know if he’ll be physically ready to do so. In the eyes of general manager Ken Holland, there’s no rush. “Alfie told me he wants to play again but he’d like to feel better,” said Holland from the draft floor at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. “He feels good but he wants to be tested and he can’t be tested until he skates in August and September (during conditioning skates).” So the two sides will put off any further discussions until later in the summer, around August, to see how Alfredsson feels. “We can talk about it at that point,”said Holland, adding Alfredsson is going to retire if he doesn’t play for the Red Wings. So, the Red Wings will progress through the next few days leading to the start of unrestricted free agency July 1, and through the remainder of the summer, as if Alfredsson is not on the roster.
Daniel Alfredsson waits on decision to return to Red Wings
Detroit News | Jun 28