Senators team captain Daniel Alfredsson
sits out his second consecutive game with a hip-flexor injury, but goaltender Martin Gerber returns to the starting role when Ottawa faces the Flyers tonight in Philadelphia (7 p.m., A-Channel, The TEAM 1200 Radio).
“I skated 10-15 minutes (this morning),” said Alfredsson (audio file
, mp3). “It felt OK. Not kind of what I expected. I can go 60-70 per cent no problem – just that little push that’s still not there. I’m not going to play tonight (against Philadelphia). Tuesday (against the Florida Panthers) I think I’ll be ready.”
Head coach John Paddock talked to the media about what it takes to win these games without key forwards Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson
, mp3). Paddock also talked about line combinations (audio file