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  • 10 Jul
    OTTAWA -- The sight of Daniel Alfredsson skating in an Ottawa Senators jersey so soon after the very public airing of grievances between him and his former team may have surprised some people. Erik Karlsson wasnt one of them. "Its pretty normal, I mean hes been doing it for a while," the Senators defenceman said with a laugh. "Its when he puts the other jersey that it would feel a little different probably." Alfredsson joined other NHL players at an informal skate at Bell Sensplex on Monday. Last week the former Senators captain made headlines when he said negotiations to bring him back to Ottawa for another season "went nowhere," causing general manager Bryan Murray to publicly defend the front office. The 40-year-old Alfredsson signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings July 5 as a free agent after negotiations with the Senators fell through. Karlsson has grown close to Alfredsson, a fellow Swede, and even lived with him at times. He admits things will be very different without his mentor around on a daily basis. "For me on a personal level its going to be tough for me, were close friends and hes helped me out a lot. I only wish him all the best," he said. "I still think well be friends. "I dont think its that sudden and Im just happy hes still playing," Karlsson added. "We have to move on and I think we have guys on the team thats ready to take the next step and as of right now everybodys pretty excited to focus on our game and becoming a better team." Alfredssons departure after 17 seasons with the Senators undoubtedly means a change of leadership will have to take place, but Karlsson is confident the team will be able to adjust accordingly. "Theres going to be changes inside the locker-room and on the ice and I think the group of guys we have are going to handle that perfectly I think," said Karlsson. "I think there will be no problems moving on from here and as I said it was just a matter of time before Alfie was gone." Karlsson is back in Ottawa after spending much of the summer in Sweden and appears to be making progress in recovering from a partially lacerated Achilles tendon. Karlsson suffered a 70 per cent tear to his Achilles Feb. 13 in a game against Pittsburgh when Penguins forward Matt Cooke stepped on his leg. He was expected to miss the remainder of the season following the injury, but the 23-year-old played the last three games of the regular season and all of Ottawas 10 playoff games. Karlssons return was impressive, but it was clear he had a long way to go before returning to form. The 2012 Norris Trophy winner as the NHLs top defenceman says hes been working hard and is excited about the upcoming season. "I can feel the excitement right now coming back. Its been a short summer it feels like, but I think overall I feel great and happy to be back early." As for his injury, Karlsson sees no reason for concern. "It feels good actually, Im a little bit surprised myself. Ive been able to do most of the normal stuff that I do in the summers and Ive been focusing a lot in trying to get it back as strong and as quickly as possible and as of right now I dont think I would have any concerns going into training camp. "Right now it feels normal to me even if its not as it used to be, but I dont think its going to stop me from being a good hockey player and moving forward in my career. I dont have any concerns right now that its going to affect me." One of Karlssons greatest attributes was his skating and following the injury many questioned whether or not it would be affected. "As of right now it doesnt feel like it, but well see when the first game comes," he said. Karlsson said his condition has improved considerably since his return to action last season. 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Edwards pleaded guilty to misdemeanor careless driving on Aug. 30, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press first published the news of Edwards incident on Tuesday, the same day practice squad guard Isame Faciane was released for a misdemeanor DWI charge during the teams bye week.The Vikings were criticized in some circles for dealing differently with their defensive coordinator than they did the guard. But Zimmer said the difference in punishment was because of how differently Edwards and Faciane handled their respective DWIs, not because of the differences in their standing within the organization.Every situation is different, and I dont really care about being consistent; I care about being right, Zimmer said. When this happened with George, George was given a lot of things to do, including a huge monetary commitment that he had to make, and he fulfilled all his obligations. This last situation [with Faciane], I told the players in the meetting the day they left to make sure they stay out of trouble, do the right things.dddddddddddd I told them again [on] the field when they left. I had the coaches text them and make sure to remind them to stay out of trouble. Then, when this did happen, on the very same day, he was told to call me twice and did not call me.So every situation is different, and I like Isame. If he fulfills his obligations, Im not opposed to bringing him back, as well.Asked if Edwards future was in doubt beyond this season, Zimmer said, Well, if he messes up again, his future will be [in doubt]. But right now, hes fulfilled all his commitments.Edwards blood alcohol content was 0.11 at the time of his arrest, over Minnesotas legal limit of 0.08. 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