Alfredsson returns to Ottawa as Senators battle Red Wings

Daniel Alfredsson returns to Ottawa Dec. 1 as a Detroit Red Wing. (TIMOTHY T. LUDWIG/USA Today)

Daniel Alfredsson returns to Ottawa Dec. 1 as a Detroit Red Wing. (TIMOTHY T. LUDWIG/USA Today)

Bruce Garrioch, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:40 PM ET

DETROIT - Daniel Alfredsson looks right at home, the last player off the ice on a quiet Saturday morning, as he heads toward his stall in the dressing room at the Joe Louis Arena.

The former Senators captain takes one look at four Ottawa reporters gathered around his stall and jokingly turns his back to leave the room before coming in with a smile and shaking hands while taking off his skates.

The 41-year-old doesn't need to be told what the media who has covered his brilliant career -- most of them since he arrived in Ottawa in 1996 -- want to discuss.


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