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Daniel Alfredsson (back) won't play Thursday.

Coach Mike Babcock said Alfredsson was "feeling better [Thursday]" and he could be available for Saturday in Game 5. The veteran forward wasn't able to play on Tuesday because of a lingering back issue.

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Daniel Alfredsson is dealing with a back injury.

Alfredsson will miss Game 3 of Detroit's playoff series against Boston as a result. He previously was unavailable for the Red Wings' regular season finale and six games in January due to back issues. He had no points or shots on goal in two playoff contests.

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Daniel Alfredsson will miss Sunday's game against St. Louis due to his lingering back problems.

Alfredsson is expected to still be fine to play for Detroit in Game 1 of the first round. That might mean that it might be possible for him to play on Sunday, but won't because the season finale is of little consequence to Detroit.

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Daniel Alfredsson is excited to get a crack at winning the Stanley Cup.

The Red Wings secured their spot in the playoffs with a shootout loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. "That's what you play for, to get into the playoffs," said Alfredsson. "I've played a long time in this league and played a lot of playoff games but haven't won the Stanley Cup. That's what you dream about and that's the only reason I'm still playing, I guess." Alfredsson has 18 goals and 49 points in 67 games this year.

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Daniel Alfredsson is dealing with a sore back.

He didn't practice on Thursday and he missed Wednesday's game due to the ailment. Alfredsson hasn't skated for the last four days, but he hasn't been completely ruled out of playing on Friday night. Stay tuned for news following Detroit's morning skate.

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Daniel Alfredsson will sit out Wednesday's game against Boston because of a lower-body injury.

He is being listed as day-to-day. Injuries aren't new for the Red Wings, as the club has been hit hard all season long in that regard. Alfredsson is the latest player to head to the infirmary. He has 45 points in 63 games this season, including three goals and five assists in his past nine outings.

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Daniel Alfredsson recorded two goals and an assist for Detroit in Thursday's 5-4 overtime thriller over the Penguins.

Alfredsson opened the scoring with the lone first period marker and later ended the game with the OT winner in the final seconds, giving him 17 goals on the year. Gustav Nyquist continued his hot streak with a goal and an assist in the victory while Todd Bertuzzi and Tomas Tatar also tallied for the Wings.

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Daniel Alfredsson had an assist in Detroit's 4-1 loss on Sunday.

Alfredsson didn't record a point in his previous six contests. The 41-year-old is still a solid top-six forward, but he's not the star player he once was. He has 14 goals and 38 points in 55 games this season.

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Daniel Alfredsson is having such a good time playing for the Red Wings he may return for the 2014-15 season.

The Wings only signed the former Senators' captain to a one-year $5.5 million contract believing that he would only play one more year. However, Alfredsson has been effective in Detroit with 37 points and is certainly enjoying his time in the Motor City. "It was a big change moving and it took a little bit to get accustomed to everything, for it to feel natural coming to the rink, but I feel very welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed my time here," Alfredsson said. "As far as everything around the city, I have no questions about my future here. If my body and mind tells me there's more to give, I would definitely look forward to an opportunity to come back." This will certainly be a story to watch in the offseason.

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Daniel Alfredsson lost some teeth in the second period of Tuesday's loss to New Jersey when a stick clipped him in the mouth.

His four-game point streak, over which he contributed two goals and two assists, came to an end against the Devils. Alfredsson has 37 points in 49 games with the Red Wings this campaign.