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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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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

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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

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

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