Alfredsson, who has 5 points in eight games this season, is reportedly suffering from a hip flexor that will keep him sidelined as Ottawa goes for its third win in a row. As a result of the injury, Ottawa has called up forward Kaspars Daugavins from its AHL affiliate in Binghamton.
Alfredsson was quoted in Monday's Ottawa Sun as saying, "I'm feeling okay, (but) the last four or five days I have felt my hip flexor get weaker and weaker. … It's at a point where if I look after this now, it won't become more of an issue."
The 38-year-old Swede expects to be back in the lineup Thursday when the Senators host the Florida Panthers.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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