Senators’ Alfredsson, Regin out with flu

Daniel Alfredsson and Peter Regin were left out of the Ottawa

Senators’ flu-ridden lineup Saturday night against the Toronto

Maple Leafs.

Alfredsson, Ottawa’s captain, did not skate with the team

earlier in the day. He did not take part in the pregame warmup,

which Regin did, though the Danish center was also unable to play

because of a virulent flu bug that has stricken the team.

Regin, Ryan Shannon and Jarkko Ruutu were ill and missed

practice Friday. Several other Senators were believed to have been

stricken with the virus, though only Alfredsson and Regin were

unable to play against Toronto.

Brian Elliott was originally expected to start against the Maple

Leafs, but also was under the weather and dressed as Pascal

Leclaire’s backup instead.

The Senators recalled forward Zack Smith from Binghamton of the

AHL.