Some wounds were left behind with the way Daniel Alfredsson and the Ottawa Senators parted ways, but it sounds like they’ve healed quite quickly.
The team’s former captain is close to joining the Senators’ front office, TSN’s Ian Mendes reports.
The specifics are a little cloudy at the moment, as they’re nearing an agreement for Alfredsson “to accept a role in the club’s hockey operations department.”
Mendes notes that the two sides likely mended the fence when Alfredsson announced his retirement in Ottawa back in 2014:
But the door for Alfredsson’s return was opened in early December of 2014 when he officially announced his retirement from the NHL during an emotional ceremony in Ottawa. Following that event, the frostiness between Alfredsson and the organization melted away and the long-time captain was welcomed back into the fold.
With GM Bryan Murray set to retire after next season, this could be an interesting opportunity for Alfredsson. If nothing else, it’s an even clearer sign that the Senators are on good terms with their beloved former star.