Senators want Daniel Aldredsson back

Daniel Alfredsson. (QMI Agency/Files)

Daniel Alfredsson. (QMI Agency/Files)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:55 PM ET

OTTAWA - Daniel Alfredsson doesn't have to poll his teammates to find out if he should return next season.

The media did Monday and the result was a resounding, 'Yes'.

The Senators captain has the back of the rest of the players if he wants to return next year. In fact, he'll be welcomed back with open arms, but they don't want to put any pressure on the 40-year-old Alfredsson to play either.

"It's tough to say. I don't think he knows himself," said defenceman Erik Karlsson. "That's why right now it's really hard to say. He's going to take some time to figure out what he wants to do ... I have no idea.

"I would love for him to stay. He's good enough to play another year, but there's a lot of things that need to be in order for him to do that. That's what he needs to figure out."


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