Free agent forward Daniel Alfredsson dealt with a number of injuries last season with the Detroit Red Wings, the most severe to his back. Spasms saw him miss 14 games, while finishing the season with only 49 points.
Alfredsson's future remains undecided. He's healthy for now, and that's good enough for Red Wings management.
"My take is we're probably going to try to do something with Alfie," General manager Ken Holland told MLive's Ansar Khan. "He had a good year, 19 goals. When he was healthy, he was valuable."
Younger, proven players who made a name for themselves (Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Tomas Jurco) last season will help take the load off Alfredsson if he plays.
"Certainly, I don't look at Alfie thinking he's going to play 82 games," Holland said Monday.
Alfredsson, 41, signed a one-year, $5.5-million contract with the Red Wings last summer.