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Source: Alfredsson leaving Senators

Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson has informed Ottawa that he is leaving the organization to pursue his free-agent opportunities, a source confirmed.

Detroit and Boston are the front-runners to land Alfredsson, and sources suggest that the Red Wings have the best shot.

Alfredsson, 40, has been with Ottawa since 1995-96. He has 426 career goals in 1,178 games played.