Alfie to make $6,000 a month

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:27 AM ET

Playing in Sweden won't be a get-rich-quick experience for Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson.

A report in today's editions of Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet said Alfredsson will only make $6,000 (all terms US) a month while he plays for the Frolunda Indians, for whom he'll suit up tonight.

That's a far cry from the five-year, $32.5-million contract that Alfredsson, 32, signed with the Senators last spring.

In fact, his Swedish salary won't even cover his insurance costs -- which are about $33,000 for every million on his deal with Ottawa.

"Obviously, he didn't have the whole contract insured," an NHL source said yesterday.


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