Daniel Alfredsson is confident he still has what it takes to compete in the NHL, but the Ottawa Senators captain doesn't want to rush into a decision about his future.

Alfredsson says he won't even begin contemplating whether he'll play next season for at least a week as he recovers from an exhausting season that ended Friday with a playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"I feel my game is good enough and I can keep up and I don't feel like I don't have it anymore," he told reporters Monday at the Senators' season-ending media availability. "If I felt that it would make my decision pretty easy I think. I still feel I can play all situations and I enjoy playing all situations."

The 40-year-old Swede, who becomes an unrestricted free agent this year, led the Senators in scoring through the playoffs with four goals and 10 points and was third during the regular season with 10 goals and 16 assists.

"I'll probably take at least a week before I allow myself to even think about it and go from there," said Alfredsson. "It's been a mentally draining season with the schedule and everything and I just feel like I need to give it a bit of time and freshen up and take it from there."

When asked if he has anything else to prove Alfredsson had just one answer.

"Win a Stanley Cup."