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Daniel Alfredsson will play in Game 6

Apr 23, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

Daniel Alfredsson AP

You can never accuse Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson for not having a flair for the dramatic.

Alfredsson’s Ottawa team is on home ice tonight with a chance to finish off the top seeded New York Rangers and after missing the last three games with a concussion, Alfie will be in the lineup tonight to help his team try to end the series.

Alfredsson missed the last three games thanks to the elbow to the head he received from Rangers forward Carl Hagelin. Coincidentally enough, Hagelin will be back in the Rangers lineup tonight after serving his three-game suspension.

In the two games Alfredsson has played, he has a goal and no assists. The stats may not be there in that small sample size, but his presence is huge for Ottawa. Expect things to be even crazier in Kanata with Alfredsson back in action. A tough road for the Rangers just got that much more difficult.

  1. villi5ed - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    So a lot is going Ottawa’s way. Alfie is back, Neil never left, Anderson has been standing on
    his head, the game is at home. They better do it tonight or it likely won’t get done at all.

    • govtminion - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:14 AM

      If they keep doing what they’ve been doing, and add Alfredsson to the mix, with that crowd buzzing the way it has been… I don’t know how the Rangers stand a chance.

  2. micasa81 - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Go Sens! You’ve got all of Canada watching you now, coast to coast!

    • obamablowz - Apr 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM

      Not to mention all of Philadelphia…GO SENS!!!

    • miketoasty - Apr 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM

      +1 Pens fan, really the only team left in the East that I have any interest in. Plus Go Sens is so close to Go Pens.

  3. miketoasty - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    I really hope he is ready to come back. The last thing I want to see after watching some “disturbing” games in the first round, is a guy who is close to retirement get a lingering injury that may follow him long after his retirement.

  4. bensawesomeness - Apr 23, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Going into this series, i was really rooting for the Rangers to take it all, but at this point, with the way the series have all shaped up, i’m rooting for the underdogs all the way

    Lets go Sens!!!

  5. dsd3 - Apr 23, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    This is great news. Glad to see him back.

  6. dabutcha114 - Apr 23, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Sens suck! Rangers will come back and win 2 in a row!

  7. jaybyrd99 - Apr 23, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    though i’m a rangers fan it’s good to see someone come back from an injury.hopefully he’s recovered and stays healthy but just doesn’t score or assist tonight (-:

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