Alfie may play Saturday

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 1:18 PM ET

MONTREAL -- The captain could be ready to come back to the injury-riddled Senators lineup.

Daniel Alfredsson was on the ice this morning and may suit up tomorrow against the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Place.

"I will know tomorrow if I'm going to be all right," said Alfredsson.

Coach Cory Clouston echoed his comments: "We'll wait and see until tomorrow and go from there. We don't want to rush him. We want to be smart about this."

Goaltender Pascal Leclaire, meanwhile, is still a little foggy. The Senators goaltender spoke to the media today for the first time since suffering a concussion at the morning skate in New York Thursday. He told reporters he isn't 100 per cent and doesn't know when he'll be back.

"(The shot) kind of knocked me out a bit and (a few) minutes later I didn't start feeling good," said Leclaire, who only took a few questions. "I felt dizzy and I got off the ice right away. (I have) the normal concussion stuff with the headaches. I feel like I am going back and forth. It's a little better today."

Leclaire wasn't on the ice at practice today, though Brian Elliott returned after missing Thursday's game with the flu.

Neither is expected to play against the Habs. Mike Brodeur, called up on an emergency basis from AHL Binghamton, made 32 stops in a 2-0 victory over the Rangers and will be back in the net.

The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Senators.

Defenceman Filip Kuba, who is out with a upper body injury, was on the ice and might also play. Winger Milan Michalek (concussion) and centre Jason Spezza (knee) are still sidelined.


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