Mike Fisher coming out of retirement returning to Predators
Watch Mike Fisher in action once again, skating on his own on the day he announced he is coming out of retirement to rejoin the Nashville Predators. (Courtesy: Preds TV)
NASHVILLE Mike Fisher insists he never thought of returning to the NHL and that watching players come out of retirement always bugged him.
Fisher can add his name to that list.
He and the Nashville Predators announced Wednesday that the veteran centre is coming out of retirement for his 18th NHL season as they try to win the Stanley Cup.
"I believe this team is built to win and has a very good chance, so that is part of the reason why I want to come back and compete and be a part of it," Fisher said. "But we didn't win last year, and it was the best time in my career and we didn't win. So I believe that this year can be our year, and that's why I want to be a part of and have some fun."
Fisher started skating Wednesday and will spend the next few weeks working himself into shape to rejoin the team. Fisher has not signed a contract yet, and general manager David Poile said they will sign Fisher officially at some point before the Feb. 26 trade deadline for the stretch run in what he called one of his better moves.....
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