Eugene Melnyk not ready to reunite with Daniel Alfredsson

Sens owner Eugene Melnyk is not ready to rekindle his relationship with departed captain Daniel...

Sens owner Eugene Melnyk is not ready to rekindle his relationship with departed captain Daniel Alfredsson. (Tony Caldwell/QMI Agency)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:21 AM ET

OTTAWA - Snubbed by his former captain almost three months ago, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is not yet ready to even think about rekindling the relationship.

Where Melnyk once suggested a post-playing career job in the organization was Daniel Alfredsson’s should he want it, the offer is now not even hidden behind the salt and pepper, let alone on the table.

Friday night marked Alfredsson’s first home pre-season game with the Detroit Red Wings, the team he bolted to as a free agent in July.

“It’s kind of tough, when somebody goes down the road ... it’s like a girlfriend leaving you or something,” Melnyk said at the opening of Sens Mile on Elgin Street hours before Alfredsson’s first game as a Wing at Joe Louis Arena. “But I don’t know. Things change all the time. Like who would have ever thought he’d leave. You just never know.”


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