One year later, the doubts have been erased.
As Daniel Alfredsson ponders what will be his 17th season in the National Hockey League, the Senators captain feels a certain calm when it comes to the state of his health.
"I feel much better," the 39-year-old Alfredsson said earlier today with an eye toward the 2012-13 season. "For me, there were a lot of uncertainties going into camp last year and I feel like Iím further ahead than a year ago ... I'm ready (to go)."