Alfie won't play for Sweden

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 12:03 PM ET

Daniel Alfredsson won't be taking on the world this spring.

The Senators captain revealed this morning he has been playing with a back injury and won't be able to suit up for Team Sweden later this month in Switzerland.

Alfredsson said he informed Swedish coach Bengt Gustafsson of the decision yesterday.

Alfredsson said he doesn't require surgery but will need treatment.

"My back is not where I want it to be. I don't want to go over there and play not 100 per cent. I'm only going to frustrate myself and my teammates as well," Alfredsson said.

"It's a hard decision to make. The last few weeks and it's not getting any better. It's a tough decision to make. It locks up on me. I've got to get treatment every day."


Videos

Photos