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Sens' Alfredsson sits out Game 3 due to concussion symptoms

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TSN.ca Staff
4/16/2012 8:04:01 PM
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Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson confirmed to reporters on Monday morning that he suffered a concussion after being hit by New York's Carl Hagelin on Saturday and did not dress for Game 3 this evening.

Bobby Butler took Alfredsson's spot in the lineup, alongside Nick Foligno and Kyle Turris.

Hagelin received a three-game suspsension from NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan after Hagelin hit Alfredsson's head in Saturday's Senators win.

"Carl is not that kind of player," Alfredsson told reporters on Monday. "In the intensity of a playoff game, things happen. It's one thing the league is preaching, no blows to the head...he got his elbow up...things happen, it's playoff hockey."

Ottawa's Matt Carkner was also suspended for Game 3 after instigating a fight with Brian Boyle on Saturday. Matt Gilroy stepped in for Carkner in Game 3.

Daniel Alfredsson (Photo: Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)

TSN's Game Notes

Series PP: NYR 1/8, OTT 1/7

NYR have outscored OTT 4-1 in periods 1/2

Teams split two games in OTT this season

OTT:

OTT went 1-4-0 over final 5 reg season home games, scoring 3G in the 4 losses

OTT has lost 6 straight home playoff games outscored 25-13

OTT has played 5 straight game 3s at home 3-2, lost past 2

Foligno (1G, 1A) and Turris (2A) have PTS in both games

NYR:

NYR have lost 5 straight road playoff games, scoring 3G, 0/16 on PP

NYR went 4-1-0 over their final 5 road games, 16/19 on PK

NYR haven't played a game 3 on the road since 1996

Boyle (2) has scored in both games

For games notes for all of tonight's games, click here.

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