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Alfredsson returns from shoulder injury

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MONTREAL (AP) -Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson returned to the Senators' lineup Saturday night after missing 11 games because of a separated left shoulder.

Ottawa coach Cory Clouston said Filip Kuba also was ready to return after missing three games because of an unspecified upper-body injury, but the Czech defenceman was not in the lineup Saturday night against the Canadiens.

Alfredsson, a member of Sweden's Olympic team, was hurt just before Christmas and was expected to be out between four and six weeks.

"During the week I skated back in Ottawa and found I could do a little more battling and shooting, so I felt pretty confident," Alfredsson said. "The biggest thing was coming here and practicing with the team (on Friday)."

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