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NHLers to play in charity game for Hurricane Sandy victims

Daniel Alfredsson will be playing in the charity game alongside a host of fellow NHLers. (QMI...

Daniel Alfredsson will be playing in the charity game alongside a host of fellow NHLers. (QMI AGENCY)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:49 PM ET

Daniel Alfredsson is going to play in another all-star game.

Only this one isn’t NHL-sanctioned.

Alfredsson is part of a star-studded cast listed to participate in Operation Hat Trick at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall Saturday night. The game is a fundraiser in support of families and communities shattered by Hurricane Sandy.

Alfredsson last played three weeks ago, in a charity game held at the Cornwall Civic Complex. He did not accompany the John Chabot-led tour for locked-out NHLers to the Northwest Territories this week, electing to go on a family vacation instead.

While visiting the “World’s Favorite Playground,” Alfredsson will have some strong playmates.

On Team New York, he’ll be reunited with Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, his assistant captain at the 2012 NHL all-star game in Ottawa.

Other Rangers on his side will be Brad Richards, Marc Staal, Dan Girardi, Bryan Boyle, Jeff Halpern, Steve Eminger and Arron Asham.

Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan (Ducks), James Neal (Penguins), Ville Leino (Sabres), Matt Martin (Islanders) and Mike Komisarek (Leafs) will also represent Team New York.

Headlining Team New Jersey/Philadelphia will be Steven Stamkos (Lightning), Scott Hartnell (Flyers), Martin Brodeur (Devils) and P.K. Subban (Canadiens).

Other members of the squad will be Simon Gagner, Wayne Simmonds, Jody Shelley, Andy Greene, Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn of the Flyers, David Clarkson of the Devils, Daniel Carcillo of the Blackhawks, James van Riemsdyk of the Leafs, Justin Williams of the Kings, Steve Downie of the Avalanche and John Carlson of the Capitals.

don.brennan@sunmedia.ca

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