Fisher revealed Thursday he will return to the National Hockey League to play for the Nashville Predators just months after announcing his retirement. After 48 games, the former Predators' captain returns to the team, ending his brief retirement. He skated on his own Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena as he works to get into playing shape. Some speculate the Predators could have beaten the Penguins in the Cup finals a year ago with Fisher healthy, but who knows.
The Predators now sit in second place in the Central Division with a 48-29-12 record and a plus-21 goal differential.
"This is the hardest decision I've ever had to make, but I know I've made the right one", he wrote in The Tennessean at the time.
"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. Roman Josi was named the team's new captain in September.
At this time, no word yet on if Fisher will extend his contract past the end of the season. "This is happening! Fish is back!"
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"We getting a terrific person back in our locker room, and a terrific player", Laviolette said. Because while he's experienced and will likely throw his body in front of any and all oncoming shots, Fisher was the arguably the worst penalty-killing forward in Nashville last season. After averaging over 4 goals a game for a large portion of the opening months, they have scored 3 or less in 14 of their last 18 games. They weren't struggling without Fisher, but he undoubtedly makes the team that much better.
"Carrie asked me every day what I was going to do, and she was excited for me to come back", Fisher said during a press conference.
Nashville has added centres Kyle Turris and Nick Bonino to their roster since Fisher last played. He's still going to be a clever two-way player with some offensive acumen, even if his best days are behind him and even if his zero-goal, four-assist performance in the playoffs would hint that his offense has dried up.
I believe that this team, that this city, is going to win a championship, and I'm going to be the biggest fan.