from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
Apparently Team Sweden isn’t counting on Daniel Alfredsson to dig for gold next winter.
The Senators captain hasn’t decided if he’ll play next season, but it’s significant to note that he wasn’t among 18 forwards invited to a three-day information session for Team Sweden from Aug. 12-14 to prepare for the Sochi Olympics.
In a list of 35 players on the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation website for the orientation camp, Alfredsson’s name didn’t appear. The website said the three days of meetings will mostly be an information session for the Olympics.
Alfredsson, 40, has suited up for the country 13 times in his career— including four times at the Olympics. Yes, the list could change, but some wonder if he’s indicated to Swedish officials he won’t be back next season.