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Sens' Alfredsson returns to action against Habs

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"t feels good to be back and it feels good to be ready to play.  I'm confident I'm going to go in there and be able to help the team. I wouldn't be back if I thought there was any risk."
-- Daniel Alfredsson

The captain is ready to help right the Ottawa Senators' ship.

Daniel Alfredsson will be back in the lineup when the Senators face off against the Canadiens tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal (7 p.m., CBC). It's a huge lift for Ottawa heading into a showdown between two old rivals who share seventh place in the Eastern Conference race with identical 23-21-4 records.

"It feels good to be back and it feels good to be ready to play," Alfredsson said following the Senators' morning skate at the Bell Centre. "I'm confident I'm going to go in there and be able to help the team. I wouldn't be back if I thought there was any risk."

Alfredsson has been sidelined since separating his left shoulder during a Dec. 23 game against the Penguins in Pittsburgh. The original prognosis suggested a 4-to-6 week absence from the lineup but, as he's shown many times previously, the Senators' captain is a quick healer. He skated on a line with Nick Foligno and Mike Fisher at the morning skate.

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