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Senators will wait on Alfressson, but they won’t wait too long

The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch reports that the Ottawa Senators understand that Daniel Alfredsson wants to take his time making a decision as to whether he will continue playing, but as an unrestricted free agent-to-be going into a summer where the salary cap's declining, "Take all the time you need" means "please decide by next Friday":

Daniel Alfredsson returned to Sweden late Sunday with his family without giving the Senators a final answer on whether he'll return to play next season.

Sources say the Sens captain is certainly leaning toward playing, but asked GM Bryan Murray for more time during a meeting last week. All Murray told Alfredsson was it would help the organization the sooner they knew.

The Senators are prepared to give the 40-year-old Alfredsson as much time as he needs to make a final decision on his future, but it might make sense for the club to get an answer before he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 5.


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Da lil Guy's avatar

Bryan Murray said during his pre-draft press conference this morning that he expects he’ll have Alfie’s decision by Friday.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 06/25/13 at 01:17 PM ET

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