WASHINGTON - Captain Daniel Alfredsson won't be in the Senators lineup for at least seven-to-10 days.
The Senators have recalled winger Danny Bois from Binghamton to replace Alfredsson, who was injured in the third period of Ottawa's 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders Tuesday.
While the club is calling it a "lower body" injury, Alfredsson is on the limp and favouring his right leg after taking a hit on the power play early in the third period of that game. He was knocked into the boards behind the net and his leg and knee twisted in an awkward angle. Rumour around the team today is that Alfredsson injured his hip.
"It's going to be a little bit of time," said coach Bryan Murray today at the Senators' game-day skate. "I don't know how long, we're going to have to see."
Alfredsson said this morning he will meet with doctors tomorrow in Ottawa and undergo testing to get a better assessment. It's not believed to be an ankle or knee injury because Alfredsson said: "I don't think it's ligament."
"I don't know how long. Until I see the doctor it's too early to say," said Alfredsson. "It's sore today and I won't be able to go tonight. It's a day-to-day situation."
Bois attended the club's training camp and will likely only play a fourth-line role. This move means Denis Hamel -- a 50-goal sniper last year in the AHL who has been seeing limited ice time with the Senators -- or Dean McAmmond will get a chance to play with Antoine Vermette and Peter Schaefer.