Alfredsson making progress, skates for first time Monday

Daniel Alfredsson has often returned from injuries earlier than expected, earning himself a reputation as a quick healer.
So maybe it shouldn’t have been a surprise that on Monday he skated for the first time since suffering a concussion in an Oct. 29 game against the New York Rangers, after being hit by Wojtek Wolski.
As Alfredsson makes his way through the NHL’s concussion protocol, he was allowed to skate once he could ride the exercise bike without suffering headaches.
Alfredsson skated before the team’s practice, for about 30 minutes, said coach Paul MacLean.
How soon Alfredsson actually returns is a question, though.
He still has to do the baseline neuropsychological testing to determine if he is indeed symptom free.
Once those test results satisfy team doctor Mark Aubry, who is one of the world’s foremost experts on concussions, Alfredsson will be able to practise with the team.
“He’s some progress over the last couple days, which is very positive,” said MacLean.
“There’s no time line on it, but there is progress. He feels better. He doesn’t have any symptoms. Obviously he has to take the baseline tests, and we’ll see from there.”

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