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No surgery required for Alfredsson

Updated: February 19, 2009, 1:46 PM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators will be without Daniel Alfredsson for at least a week after their captain fractured his jaw during the team's 3-2 overtime loss Tuesday night in Colorado.

The 36-year-old Swede was struck in the face by a puck and left the game for X-rays, but returned to finish the third period and overtime.

Alfredsson didn't require surgery, but will miss Thursday's home game against Vancouver.

"It's a fracture. It's just got to heal," said Alfredsson, who will ...

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