It appears Daniel Alfredsson will be back for at least one more season.
"I needed a few weeks to see if the necessary urge for summer training and precamp was there," Alfredsson said, via Lehman. "And it is."
Alfredsson has spent his entire career with the Senators since being selected in the sixth round of the 1994 draft. He's the franchise's all-time leader in pretty much every major offensive category, including games (1,178), goals (426), assists (682), points (1,108), game-winning goals (69), and shots (3,320).
He appeared in 47 games during the 2012-13 season, scoring 10 goals to go with 16 assists.
Alfredsson will turn 41 during the 2013-14 season and will be one of the oldest players in the NHL.
He is eligible for unrestricted free agency on July 5, but it's impossible to imagine him playing for somebody else at this point in his career.