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Alfredsson out Tuesday with hip injury

Monday, 10.24.2011 / 3:01 PM / News

NHL.com

Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson will not be in the lineup when his team visits the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night.

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.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild