March 2, 2013
Ejected Alfie sends message to Rinaldo after dirty hit on Chris Phillips
By DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

The Ottawa Senators took on the Buffalo Sabres at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ont. Tuesday Feb 12, 2013. Daniel Alfredsson from the Ottawa Senators during third period action against the Sabres Tuesday. Tony Caldwell/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency

PHILADELPHIA - There was no regret expressed from either captain or his coach for the cross-check to the face Daniel Alfredsson delivered Zac Rinaldo Saturday -- even though it ate up five precious minutes of time as the Senators were trying to erase a one-goal deficit against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Alfredsson felt it necessary to respond immediately to a dirty hit Rinaldo placed on Chris Phillips with under eight minutes to go in the third period.

"It's a bad play by him, I think," Alfredsson said. "Phillips is in a vulnerable position, right by the boards, and he hits him from the side, behind kind of. I didn't know if Chris was really injured at the time or not, but I did not like that hit at all."



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