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Garrioch: Senators will acknowledge Alfredsson’s return on December 1st

This should be interesting, via RedWingsFeed: We're T-Minus 17 days until Daniel Alfredsson returns to Ottawa on December 1st. The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch reports that the Senators plan on allowing fans who are justifiably angry at him to empty their lungs of boos (hey, you're more than allowed to do it once, it happens), I mean pay tribute to #11:

The club still has time to decide on what kind of tribute they should give Alfredsson when he comes back to Ottawa with the Red Wings. No, they won't ignore the occasion just because words were exchanged after his departure.

"We'll do something. We don't know what we're going to do yet," said Senators president Cyril Leeder in a 1-on-1 interview with the Sun this week. "We don't want to advertise it. We've tried different things with (Matt) Carkner where we flashed on them on the bench during a timeout to give them enough time that they get some respect."

In Alfredsson's case, it would make sense for the Senators to do a video. One possible model the club may explore is what the Indianapolis Colts did when Peyton Manning returned with the Denver Broncos earlier this season. The club did a video highlights package when Manning came onto the field with the rest of his Broncos' teammates.

"They did something in the pre-game that allowed (the tribute) to take place before the game started," said Leeder. "We're looking to see if there's may be something we can do there that allows Daniel to be recognized by the fans.

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