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Former Predators’ Captain Mike Fisher Comes Out Of Retirement

In a bit of shocking news, former Nashville Predators’ captain, Mike Fisher, made the decision to pull a Brett Favre and come out of retirement on Wednesday.

Fisher announced his retirement back in August following his team’s run to the Stanley Cup Final. During the 2016-17 season, Fisher served as the sixth captain in franchise history.

Fisher then promptly retired after his one season as captain, but remained close with the players and organization. The Predators and Mike Fisher held a joint conference yesterday to announce the big news.

Fisher explained that he decided to come back to the Predators and play hockey again. However, he has not signed a contract yet and doesn’t appear to be in a big hurry to do so.

Despite this, he and the Predators will have to get a deal done before February 26, the NHL trade deadline. If Fisher is unable to sign a contract before the deadline, he will become ineligible for the rest of the season.

Don’t expect this to be a factor, though. Both Fisher and Predators’ GM David Poile are aware of this circumstance.

When asked about his return to the NHL, Fisher made two things abundantly clear: he is only planning on returning for this season, and he will play whatever role the teams needs him to do. Although, the Predators are pretty deep at center right now.

Still, there is still no doubt that Fisher will be able to help this team out and he will likely see the majority of his time on the bottom line. Fisher will see plenty of action on the penalty kill, as well.

Regardless of where he plays, it will be refreshing to see Fisher back on the ice in a Predators uniform.

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