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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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Darren Dreger reported Tuesday that Daniel Alfredsson is set to announce his retirement on December 4th.
It was reported last week that Alfredsson had decided not to play in 2014-15 so this was the logical next step. Our hats go off to an excellent player and an incredibly productive career. Nov 25 - 7:16 PM

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Daniel Alfredsson has reportedly decided not to play in 2014-15.

Alfredsson had an interest in continuing his career, but he's been dealing with an injured disc. If this is the end of his playing days, then Alfredsson will retire with 444 goals and 1,157 points in 1,246 games. He spent the vast majority of his career with the Ottawa Senators, but left in the summer of 2013 to sign a one-year deal with Detroit.
Source: TSN.ca
Nov 21 - 2:12 PM

Nothing has changed for Detroit when it comes to the possibility of signing Daniel Alfredsson.

"We're not putting any timetable on it," GM Ken Holland said. "Daniel said he was feeling good but is not to the point where he can talk to me about what would be his next move. I haven't heard from Daniel (since). We're giving him time. Nothing has changed." The only condition may be that the Red Wings would need to see Alfredsson skate with the team for two to three weeks before presenting him with a new contract. Detroit's offense could certainly use the boost that Alfredsson bring, especially on the power play.
Oct 28 - 6:53 AM

Daniel Alfredsson isn't skating at Joe Louis Arena anymore and it appears as though he might retire.

"He was feeling pretty good but was getting frustrated because he wasn't getting over the hump," Detroit GM Ken Holland said. "He would feel good, push it and have a setback. He was frustrated because he was not able to get to the point where he wants to be at to tell me he wants to practice with us." Alfredsson isn't sure if his situation will change, but the Red Wings want to give him more time. The veteran winger hasn't spoken publicly about the matter. A decision on his future may come shortly if he isn't able to fully regain his strength.
Oct 15 - 5:15 PM

Daniel Alfredsson won't be a member of the Red Wings on opening night of the regular season, but the door is open for him to join the team at some point.

Detroit GM Ken Holland has told Alfredsson "to let me know when your body has made a decision for you." When and if the veteran winger is ready, the Wings will assess their situation to see if they have a roster spot for him based on their schedule and how their offense is doing. Last season, Alfredsson co-led the team in scoring with 49 points in 68 appearances.
Oct 7 - 7:53 AM

According to Detroit General Manager Ken Holland, Daniel Alfredsson (back) has made some progress.

"I saw him (Friday), he said he’s feeling better every day and if he has a good weekend we’ll talk on Monday," said Holland. "He’s done lots on his own. He’s in the process of evaluating himself." If Alfredsson is healthy enough to play, he is expected to sign a 1-year deal with the Red Wings. The 41-year-old registered 18 goals and 49 points in 68 games last season.
Sep 28 - 10:01 AM

Detroit GM Ken Holland said that Daniel Alfredsson (back) might try skating this week, as he is feeling better.

The Red Wings have been patiently waiting for Alfredsson to make a decision. The veteran winger wants to make sure his body can hold up over the course of a full season, but his latest back woes have complicated the situation.
Sep 25 - 10:51 AM

Daniel Alfredsson (back) might resume skating soon.

It's still not clear if Alfredsson will sign with the Red Wings, but this obviously increases the odds. Detroit will start the season without Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder), so they can use all the help they can get in the short-term.
Sep 24 - 3:04 PM

An unfortunate update on Daniel Alfredsson: he won't participate in at least Detroit Red Wings training camp as he's seeing back specialists.

Could this be it for the long-time veteran? The 41-year-old would leave an outstanding legacy behind with 444 goals and 1,157 points in 1,246 career NHL regular season games. He was still pretty productive last season, yet the Red Wings seemed reluctant to commit to him in 2014-15. That hesitance will only grow now.
Sep 16 - 5:46 PM

Daniel Alfredsson (back) might miss the start of training camp.

"I'm not sure if he'll be able to report to camp on Wednesday," GM Ken Holland said. "I want to see how he's feeling and talk to his agent. I also want to talk to Alfie in the next 24 hours." Alfredsson didn't take to the ice on Monday after he tweaked his back last week. The veteran winger is trying to decide if he'll return for another season, but lingering back issues could stand in the way.
Source: Mlive.com
Sep 15 - 5:04 PM

Red Wings GM Ken Holland said Daniel Alfredsson can attend training camp without a contract.

The veteran winger didn't skate for two days this week after he felt a "tweak" in his back. Alfredsson is hesitant to play in 2014-15 because he wants to ensure that he can stay healthy and contribute.
Sep 11 - 4:26 PM

Daniel Alfredsson suffered a "tweak" while skating last week.

Red Wings GM Ken Holland said the undisclosed injury was "nothing major," but this is bound to add to questions about whether or not Alfredsson would be a significant contributor if he decides to return for the 2014-15 campaign. He's still unsigned, but might join the Red Wings' training camp without a contract.
Sep 10 - 6:47 PM

Daniel Alfredsson will skate with the Red Wings for the next couple of weeks before deciding if he'll return for another season.

He wants to make sure that his back will hold up and by all accounts he looked good on the ice on Wednesday. "It's been OK the last little while," said Alfredsson. "I've been skating in Sweden a little bit, and now coming here and doing the full skates. It feels good; I just have to make sure it holds up. When you're in and out the whole season, that's what nobody wants." A decision is expected to come close to the start of training camp.
Sep 3 - 3:52 PM

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

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

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