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Daniel Alfredsson isn't expected to make a decision on his playing future until later this month.

He should have a decision in place before the start of free agency in July. If he doesn't retire and the money makes sense then he could be back with the Detroit Red Wings for the 2014-15 campaign. There is mutual interest to have him return for anther season, but GM Ken Holland hasn't spoken with him yet.

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Daniel Alfredsson said that if he returns next season, it will likely be with the Red Wings.

He said he would take some time to ultimately decide. The 41-year-old was pointless in three playoff games against the Bruins, after a season in which he tallied 18 goals and 49 points in 68 regular-season games. Alfredsson was dinged up throughout the season and missed Games 3 and 4 due to a back injury. On the chance that Alfredsson comes back, coach Mike Babcock said,"That's a discussion for another time. Health is a big part of any veteran player."

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Daniel Alfredsson will take Todd Bertuzzi's place in the lineup Saturday afternoon.

He sat out Detroit's past two playoff games due to lower-back pain. The Red Wings could use his leadership right now, as they try to avoid elimination at the hands of the Bruins in Game 5.

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Daniel Alfredsson is expected to return to action Saturday afternoon for Game 5 against the Bruins.

He missed games 3 and 4 with a back problem but practiced Friday between Darren Helm and Johan Franzen and looks as if he will be good to go in Saturday's matinee.

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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.