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One more for Alfie — Sens captain to return for 2012-13

Jul 31, 2012, 10:20 AM EDT

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Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson has confirmed he’ll back for another season, saying he’s motivated to keep playing and has “more in the tank to give.”

“I’ve been training for about a month and a half and my body feels a lot further ahead of where it was last year at this point,” Alfredsson told the club’s website. “I expect to come into camp fitter and stronger than I did last year.”

The 39-year-old says he discussed the decision with his family and “we are all on the same page.”

It’s likely Ottawa’s surprisingly successful 2011-12 campaign was a contributing factor to his decision. In January, he said, “The way this season is going, if I’m still healthy after this season, I’m hoping I can go one more. This year has been so good. If we can make the playoffs, that would almost be a dream come true.”

Of course, the Sens did make the playoffs, taking the New York Rangers to seven games in the first round.

Alfredsson has one year left on his contract with a cap hit of $4.875 million but a salary of just $1 million.

In 2011-12, he had 27 goals and 32 assists.

  1. mclovinhockey - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Thank god. Not a sens fan but that team needs him and he is one of the best guys out there on and off the ice.

  2. themajorleagueblog - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Class talent, and class act. Deserving winner of the King Clancy. I’m happy he’s coming back, he’s good for the league

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  3. meynbass - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Good stuff. Glad to see twilight being used in a better reference than sparkly vampires

  4. elemeno89 - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    coming from a buffalo fan, im happy to see him around. one thing is for sure though, when he retires it will be the end of an era. not just for ottawa, but for hockey as well…

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:10 PM

      Scratch the last 5 words and I’m right there with ya

  5. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Glad to hear Krusty will be back. I guess this season will be my last chance to boo him.

  6. scionofflame - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Glad to hear Alfie comes back. Great player and great guy.

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