Alfredsson, Fisher out for 'weeks'

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:23 AM ET

Daniel Alfredsson and Mike Fisher both made appearances in the Senators dressing room yesterday, wearing similar looks of frustration.

Not only did Leafs winger Mark Bell take the Senators captain out of the playoff equation with his vicious hit in the first period on Thursday. Fisher revealed his injury is the result of a knee-on-knee hit early in the game.

Neither suited up for the regular-season finale last night against the Bruins at Scotiabank Place and there is no timetable for their return, but coach and GM Bryan Murray revealed both will be gone for "weeks".

DOESN'T BLAME BELL

The Senators insist Alfredsson doesn't have a concussion, but he's got a serious knee injury and soreness in the neck that will keep him out of the playoffs.

Alfredsson wouldn't blame Bell.

"I actually haven't seen the replay," said Alfredsson. "But I don't see him. I don't know if it's a head shot or not. It's more my responsibility to be aware of where everybody is on the ice."

The biggest concern for the Senators is going into the playoffs without both players. Forward Nick Foligno was recalled from Binghamton, but other players will have to step up.

"The playoffs is fun the part. This what you wait for," said Alfredsson. "Obviously, it's very frustrating that I'm not going to get to play for a few weeks. I'm hoping I can get back quick and help the team out."

Fisher said he doesn't know how long he'll be out.


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