Daniel Alfredsson will not return to the Senators next season, sources tell the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch.
If true, it’s a shocking report, considering Alfredsson is (was?) the Sens’ captain and has never played for another team during his 1,000-plus-game career.
An unrestricted free agent, the 40-year-old’s choice is apparently down to Detroit or Boston.
Definitely worth noting at this point: yesterday, the Ottawa Citizen published a detailed story on Eugene Melnyk that suggested the Sens’ owner isn’t close to as rich as he used to be.
Source: NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk 
@DarrenDreger  reports Alfredsson deal in Detroit is 1 year, $5.5 million. Ottawa couldn't match that?
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) July 5, 2013 
Told details still need to be completed after 12 but Alfie expected to sign 1 yr deal with #Redwings . Also expected to come in less than 6m
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) July 5, 2013