After much speculation, Daniel Alfredsson obviously did not return to the lineup for last night’s 1-0 loss to the New York Rangers. Having participated yesterday’s morning skate and acknowledging that he had ridden the bicycle as well; it didn’t seem like a stretch for the captain to make a miraculously quick return.
Unfortunately, sometime between that practice and game-time, Alfredsson encountered some undisclosed setback related to the concussion that he suffered on Saturday night.
Along with Erik Karlsson and Craig Anderson, Alfie did not skate at today’s practice and a return for tomorrow night’s game four is enshrouded in doubt.
With no clear timetable for his return, his absence exacerbates a sputtering offence. With only five goals in their first three playoff games, the Senators could use whatever help that they can get. Unfortunately for them, that aide will not come in the form of Jakob Silfverberg. Thanks to Skellefteå AIK’s 3-2 win over Brynäs IF, the Eliteserien’s M...