THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson was replaced by Bobby Butler for Monday night’s playoff game with the New York Rangers.
Earlier, Alfredsson confirmed that he sustained a concussion on Saturday night when Rangers forward Carl Hagelin elbowed him in the head.
The veteran Swede took part in the morning skate and pronounced himself a game-time decision for Game 3, but Butler took his place.
Alfredsson missed more than half of Ottawa’s series-tying victory in Game 2 following the hit from Hagelin.
On Sunday, the Rangers forward was suspended three games by NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.
Alfredsson said that he accepted an apology from Hagelin after the incident.