Daniel Alfredsson Will Play Against Leafs Despite Missing Morning Skate


Sens fans, you can breathe again.  After the twitterverse was abuzz this morning with the absence of Daniel Alfredsson from the Ottawa Senators’ morning skate, the captain will be in the lineup Saturday night in Toronto.

January 17, 2012; Toronto, ON, CANADA; Ottawa Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson (11) knocks down Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Luke Schenn (2) in front of Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer (34) during the second period at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Panic set in when various media members reported that Alfredsson was in the building but not on the ice.  The Senators are already without Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson, Peter Regin, Milan Michalek and Guillaume Latendresse as well as Jared Cowen, who has not seen the ice all season, nor will he.

The loss of Alfredsson, for any length of time would have been tragic to a team that is already looking like the Binghamton Senators.

Alfredsson has 70 points in 75 career games against the Leafs.