Alfredsson reportedly troubled by hip muscle
Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson will be re-evaluated Thursday for an injury he sustained in a game Tuesday against the Capitals.
The team has called Alfredsson's injury a "lower-body" ailment, but reports out of Ottawa indicate that it's believed to be a hip muscle, a type of injury Alfredsson has had trouble with in the past.
"The doctors will test it out, to see more about what it is exactly," Alfredsson was quoted as saying in the Ottawa Citizen. "It feels the same as it did [after the game], not any worse, not any better."
According to the reports, Alfredsson is scheduled to have an MRI, the results of which will likely not be made available until Friday. It is believed he could miss 7-10 days. Alfredsson already missed Wednesday's game against the Capitals, a 6-2 loss for the Senators.
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.