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Alfredsson not worrying about trade deadline

Tuesday, 04.02.2013 / 1:17 PM

By Matt Kalman - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Alfredsson not worrying about trade deadline

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators have played three one-goal games this season and woke up Tuesday seeded fourth and fifth, respectively, in the Eastern Conference.

So any thoughts about the trade deadline Wednesday has to be on the back burner.

“I’m sure it is for every team in the League a little bit,” Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson said about potential distractions after his team’s morning skate at TD Garden. “But our goal is to keep an upbeat locker room and whatever happens, happens. We can’t control that, obviously. I like everybody we have here. We like the situation we’re in here with more players getting closer to returning from injuries and joining us on trips. So even if we don’t do anything, we’re still going to have some nice additions.”

Ottawa is starting a seven-game road trip. The Bruins lead the Senators by four points in the Eastern standings and have won the prior three meetings between the teams.

Here’s a look at the projected lineups:

BRUINS

Milan LucicDavid KrejciNathan Horton

Brad MarchandPatrice BergeronTyler Seguin

Jay PandolfoRich PeverleyJordan Caron

Daniel PailleGregory CampbellShawn Thornton

Zdeno CharaDougie Hamilton

Andrew FerenceDennis Seidenberg

Matt BartkowskiJohnny Boychuk

Anton Khudobin

Tuukka Rask

Scratched: Aaron Johnson

Injured: Chris Kelly, Adam McQuaid, Lane MacDermid

SENATORS

Mike HoffmanKyle TurrisDaniel Alfredsson

Guillaume LatendresseMika ZibanejadJakob Silfverberg

Colin GreeningJim O'BrienChris Neil

Matt KassianZack SmithErik Condra

Marc MethotEric Gryba

Patrick WierciochSergei Gonchar

Chris PhillipsAndre Benoit

Robin Lehner

Ben Bishop

Scratched: Peter Regin, Mike Lundin

Injured: Jared Cowen, Milan Michalek, Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson, Craig Anderson

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