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Daniel Alfredsson | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (41) / 12/11/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 203
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Daniel Alfredsson decision to play this coming season probably won't come until just before Sept. 18, according to Detroit GM Ken Holland.
That is the date when players are set to report for training camp. "I haven't talked to him in about a month," Holland said. "He's training hard. He's training to play. He does want to play. When I last talked to him, he said he felt good — he wanted to feel great. He would love to play another year. He wants to play for us. He only wants to play if he feels he can contribute. The best test for him is to skate a couple weeks prior to training camp." Holland plans to touch base with Alfredsson next week. Aug 27 - 4:45 PM

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Detroit GM Ken Holland said a decision on Daniel Alfredsson may not come until mid-September.

He may attend the Red Wings' camp on a tryout basis, so that he can skate with the team while something gets worked out.
Aug 15 - 5:18 PM

Daniel Alfredsson will probably get a contract offer from the Red Wings soon.

"My take is we're probably going to try to do something with Alfie," Wings GM Ken Holland said. "He had a good year, 19 goals. When he was healthy, he was valuable." He's expected to skate with several of his Detroit teammates in early September, but he's slated to hit the ice in Sweden at some point this week first to see how his body will hold up.
Source: Mlive
Aug 11 - 9:57 PM

Daniel Alfredsson reportedly said on a Swedish radio station that he will start skating next week.

He will see how his back, which hindered him down the stretch and in the playoffs, responds and then he's expected to make a decision on his future. Alfredsson reiterated that if he plays one more year then it will be for the Detroit Red Wings.
Aug 5 - 4:04 PM

Veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson, 41, will decide in late August whether to return to the Detroit Red Wings for another season or retire.

Alfredsson was plagued by an aching back at several points last regular season and during the playoffs and plans to try and determine next month whether he's healthy enough to endure another season. A future Hall of Famer who excelled for years with the Senators, Alfredsson produced 41 points in 68 games for Detroit last season, his first away from Ottawa.
Jul 26 - 9:35 AM

Although Daniel Alfredsson has indicated he wants to play this upcoming season, he wants to make sure his body can handle the physical grind as he has ongoing back issues.

In that he will turn 42 in December, that probably isn't a bad tact to take. Red Wing GM Ken Holland is not pressurring Alfredsson to confirm his desire to return. "Alfie told me he wants to play again but he'd like to feel better," said Holland. "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)." There is no worry that Alfredsson will play for another team or that a contract could not be worked out with the Wings. It will be Detroit or the golf course for the veteran in 2014-15.
Jun 28 - 9:56 AM

Daniel Alfredsson is interested in returning for the 2014-15 campaign.

That's good news for Detroit as Alfredsson is coming off of a solid season where he scored 18 goals and 49 points in 68 games. He'll turn 42 in December, but should still get around 50 points as long as he can stay relatively healthy.
Jun 23 - 6:38 PM

The Detroit Red Wings would like to have Daniel Alfredsson on their team next season if he's willing to return for another year.

The Red Wings are reportedly awaiting a response from the veteran winger about his future in the NHL and are prepared to offer the unrestricted free agent a deal to remain with the team. In his first season away from the Ottawa Senators, the 41-year-old amassed 49 points in 68 contests with Detroit, proving that he's still capable of being productive despite his advanced age.
Jun 17 - 8:54 PM

Daniel Alfredsson isn't expected to make a decision on his playing future until later this month.

He should have a decision in place before the start of free agency in July. If he doesn't retire and the money makes sense then he could be back with the Detroit Red Wings for the 2014-15 campaign. There is mutual interest to have him return for another season, but GM Ken Holland hasn't spoken with him yet.
Jun 5 - 12:17 PM

Daniel Alfredsson said that if he returns next season, it will likely be with the Red Wings.

He said he would take some time to ultimately decide. The 41-year-old was pointless in three playoff games against the Bruins, after a season in which he tallied 18 goals and 49 points in 68 regular-season games. Alfredsson was dinged up throughout the season and missed Games 3 and 4 due to a back injury. On the chance that Alfredsson comes back, coach Mike Babcock said, "That's a discussion for another time. Health is a big part of any veteran player."
Apr 26 - 7:43 PM

Daniel Alfredsson will take Todd Bertuzzi's place in the lineup Saturday afternoon.

He sat out Detroit's past two playoff games due to lower-back pain. The Red Wings could use his leadership right now, as they try to avoid elimination at the hands of the Bruins in Game 5.
Source: Mlive
Apr 26 - 2:46 PM

Daniel Alfredsson is expected to return to action Saturday afternoon for Game 5 against the Bruins.

He missed games 3 and 4 with a back problem but practiced Friday between Darren Helm and Johan Franzen and looks as if he will be good to go in Saturday's matinee.
Apr 26 - 9:44 AM

Daniel Alfredsson (back) won't play Thursday.

Coach Mike Babcock said Alfredsson was "feeling better [Thursday]" and he could be available for Saturday in Game 5. The veteran forward wasn't able to play on Tuesday because of a lingering back issue.
Apr 24 - 11:42 AM

Daniel Alfredsson is dealing with a back injury.

Alfredsson will miss Game 3 of Detroit's playoff series against Boston as a result. He previously was unavailable for the Red Wings' regular season finale and six games in January due to back issues. He had no points or shots on goal in two playoff contests, but he has traditionally been great in the postseason with 100 points in 123 career games.
Apr 22 - 12:52 PM

Daniel Alfredsson will miss Sunday's game against St. Louis due to his lingering back problems.

Alfredsson is expected to still be fine to play for Detroit in Game 1 of the first round. That might mean that it might be possible for him to play on Sunday, but won't because the season finale is of little consequence to Detroit.
Apr 13 - 10:27 AM

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