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Alfredsson progressing after tweaking back

Detroit Red Wings v New York Islanders

skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 29, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Red Wings defeated the Islanders 5-0.

Bruce Bennett

Daniel Alfredsson has yet to make a decision on whether he will resume his playing career, but according to Detroit Red Wings general manager, Ken Holland, he’s progressing well.

Alfredsson, 41, has delayed the decision on his future due to a nagging back injury.

The former Ottawa Senators captain stopped skating altogether earlier this month after tweaking his back.

“I saw him yesterday, he said he’s feeling better every day and if he has a good weekend we’ll talk on Monday,” Holland told Michigan Live. “He’s done lots on his own. He’s in the process of evaluating himself.”

Alfredsson appeared in 68 games last season for the Red Wings scoring 18 goals and 49 points - his first season in Detroit.

After spending 17 seasons with the Senators, Alfredsson played on a one-year $3.5 million deal last season with the Red Wings.

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