Alfredsson to wait until game time to decide if he’ll play
Daniel Alfredsson will wait until game time to decide if he is going to play against the New York Rangers in the third game of their quarterfinal playoff series.
Alfredsson, who confirmed he suffered a concussion when Ranger left wing Carl Hagelin elbowed his head into the glass during the second period of Saturday’s game, skated this morning and said he felt OK but would wait until later to see how he felt.
Asked if the fact that he skated indicates he’s OK to play, he said, “I can’t answer that right now.”
Coach Paul MacLean said Alfredsson has passed the baseline test.
Even if Alfredsson does play, the NHL has confirmed that Hagelin’s three-game suspension stands.
The Senators will otherwise make only one change.
Matt Gilroy will be in for the suspended Matt Carkner.
Bobby Butler, Kaspars Daugavins, and Rob Klinkhammer will sit.
There are still tickets, fewer than 250, available for the game.