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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.

Daniel Alfredsson RW DET 4 Months

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.

Daniel Alfredsson RW DET 4 Months

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.

Daniel Alfredsson RW DET 4 Months

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.

Daniel Alfredsson RW DET 4 Months

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.

Daniel Alfredsson RW DET 5 Months

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.

Daniel Alfredsson RW DET 5 Months

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.