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Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson says he expects to be '100 per cent' at the start of training camp next month.
Karlsson who suffered a serious Achilles injury last season is in Sweden participating in pre-Olympic camp and told Swedish reporter Marie Lehmann of SVT that he should be fully recovered soon as his foot remains numb from missing a few nerves.
"I'm sure I'll be able to skate 100 per cent when the season starts" said Karlsson. "This summer has been my best so far workout-wise.
"The normal feeling isn't there but I'm getting used to not normal. It's not really connecting down there."
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Speaking on the strict condition of anonymity, a highly-placed source within the National Hockey League (herein "NHL") confirmed a growing level of concern with the financial situation of the Ottawa Senators dating back to early-2012, including the placement of the team on a league "watch-list".
The source offered the following on the matter:
Daniel Alfredsson signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings on the first day of free agency this year. That’s less money than he asked the Ottawa Senators for, but more than they were willing to offer.
After Alfredsson’s much-anticipated news conference Thursday at The Royal Mental Health Centre in Ottawa, the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch reported what...
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Safe to say Daniel Alfredsson’s departure from Ottawa was not a smooth one. (AP Photo)
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