After reports that Daniel Alfredsson, who had surgery on Oct. 10, was going to be out for 10-14 days, most people thought he'd miss at least two games. According to the Ottawa Citizen, though, he might be back and in game shape for Friday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes. The captain is in great shape.
Also, Craig Hartsburg announced that Martin Gerber will be starting on Friday. That means that, in all likelihood, Alex Auld will be starting against his old teammates in Boston on Saturday (although it has not been confirmed).
Should Alfredsson not return, Hartsburg is toying with the idea of Nick Foligno playing on the wing with Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza. Although he's not against changing things with a moment's notice, Hartsburg is giving Foligno a fitting award for his hard play. He's been one of the Sens' best players thus far, continuing his solid play in the 2008 playoffs, and scored a terrific goal on Saturday.
Maybe we can get the best of both worlds. Alfredsson plays with Jesse Winchester and one of Chris Kelly or Antoine Vermette, while Foligno plays with Heater and Spezza. Bam.