Alfredsson pain-free after back surgery

The Ottawa Senators announced the launch of their 20th anniversary season at the Bell Sensplex in...

The Ottawa Senators announced the launch of their 20th anniversary season at the Bell Sensplex in Ottawa Thursday Aug 4, 2011. Senators Captain Daniel Alfredsson talked to the media Thursday. (TONY CALDWELL/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:56 AM ET

OTTAWA - Daniel Alfredsson will put his back to the test next week.

The Senators captain told reporters heís feeling much better and isnít having any pain after having surgery to repair his back on June 10, but heís got to take a skate to make sure everything is OK.

Alfredsson said heíll try without equipment first but expects to be ready for training camp in September.

ďIím good. Rehab is going well. Iíll start skating next week,Ē said Alfredsson following a press conference Thursday morning at the Bell Sensplex.

ďThatís going to be another step in the process and Iím looking forward to it.Ē

Alfredsson, who was forced to stop playing because of the injury in February, said there havenít been any setbacks.

ďEverything is on schedule. The workouts are going well so everything should be fine,Ē said Alfredsson.


Videos

Photos