Alfredsson day-to-day with 'lower-body injury'

Updated: December 6, 2006, 10:03 PM ET
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Daniel Alfredsson
Alfredsson

The Senators will have to continue their winning ways without their captain, at least for now.

Daniel Alfredsson will not play in Wednesday's game against the Capitals and is listed as day-to-day with what the team called a "lower body injury."

Alfredsson limped to the dressing room after getting knocked to his knees by Islanders defenseman Tom Poti in the third period and didn't return for the end of Ottawa's 4-2 victory Tuesday night. During a power play about four minutes into the frame, Alfredsson played the puck behind the New York net. He avoided hard-hitting Brendan Witt but took a big check up high from Poti and appeared to bang his leg against the end boards.

"Poti hit me and I just kind of got turned in the wrong direction and I just tweaked the muscle a little bit," Alfredsson said after getting postgame treatment. "I felt it right away and I wasn't able to finish."

Alfredsson has seven goals and 17 assists in 28 games for the Senators, who are 8-2-0 in their last 10 games after a slow start.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.