Mike Fisher ends NHL retirement to rejoin Predators CBC Sports

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Mike Fisher ends NHL retirement to rejoin Predators CBC Sports

The Nashville Predators are getting an offensive boost from an unexpected source a month before the NHL trade deadline.

Mike Fisher, 37, is back in the fold, just six months after making the "hardest decision" to retire after 17 seasons in the league.

"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 at Wednesday's news conference. "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."

Nashville was second in the Central Division entering play Wednesday, three points behind the Winnipeg Jets with three games in hand, and ranks fifth overall with a 29-12- record.

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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Date Posted: Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 03:28 pm

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