Alfredsson, the former longtime captain of the Senators, wasn't primarily responsible for Ottawa's second straight loss and fourth consecutive at home, but he helped contribute to the continuation of his ex-team's woes.
Alfie has three goals and three assists in his last three games.
He had missed the previous five games with groin injury, which included a visit from his former Ottawa team.
He is day-to-day.
Alfredsson has come up big of late, posting three goals and nine assists in his last 11 games.
He has a goal in two straight games.
Alfredsson had been point-less in three straight contests after recording nine points in his first eight games with the Red Wings.
The Swedish winger spent 17 seasons with the Senators before signing a one-year deal with the Red Wings in the offseason. Alfredsson is Ottawa's career leader in games (1,178), goals (426), assists (682) and points (1,108), but he had a quiet game Wednesday, along with the rest of the Red Wings. Alfredsson had two shots and was called for a third-period tripping minor.
It was already the second three-assist game for the Red Wings by Alfredsson, who had no such performances in 47 contests with Ottawa last season.
All three assists came with a man advantage. The Red Wings entered the game 0 for 10 on the power play.
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