Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson not for sale

Ottawa Senators' Daniel Alfredsson (11) celebrates his shootout goal after beating New Jersey...

Ottawa Senators' Daniel Alfredsson (11) celebrates his shootout goal after beating New Jersey Devils' Martin Brodeur (30) at Scotiabank Place Monday Mar. 25, 2013. Darren Brown/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:57 PM ET

OTTAWA - Daniel Alfredsson won't have to face this much-discussed dilemma at the trade deadline.

If the Senators weren't in the playoff picture with the deadline set for Wednesday at 3 p.m., it might be different for the 40-year-old Alfredsson. But with 13 games left on the schedule, the club is solidly entrenched in a post-season position.

Sitting at No. 5 in the East -- nine points ahead of eighth-place N.Y. Rangers -- the Senators won't entertain the thought of dealing the NHL's longest-serving captain, and he won't have to toy with the thought of going elsewhere.


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