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Daniel Alfredsson exits Saturday’s game after high hit

Ottawa Senators v Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 15: Filip Kuba #17 of the Ottawa Senators is congratulated by teammate Daniel Alfredsson #11 after scoring the final goal of the game against the Florida Panthers on February 15, 2012 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Senators defeated the Panthers 6-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Joel Auerbach

To say Game 2 between the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers has been a heated contest would be an understatement. In addition to the fights and game misconducts, Daniel Alfredsson was the victim of a high elbow from Carl Hagelin.

Hagelin spent five minutes in the sin bin for elbowing. Alfredsson left the game and will not return Saturday night. Although the severity of his injury has not been revealed, you can’t help but wonder if he’ll be able to play again in this series.

Regardless of what team you’re rooting for, it’s hard not to hope that Alfredsson is okay. After a distinguished career, Alfredsson recently talked about how this playoff run could be his last.

To have what could be his final series end because the Rangers bested his team would be one thing, but to have it end because of a high hit would be tragic.