"It was with great excitement today that we announce that Mike Fisher has some unfinished business and intends to make a comeback with the Nashville Predators for the stretch run for the '17-18 regular season and what we hope is a Stanley Cup playoff run that ends with two more victories than it did last spring", Poile said.
However, the itch to actually return has come into fruition, and Fisher joins a Predators team that enters Wednesday tied second in the Central Division with 65 points.
"Bear with me, I'm still a little out of breath from the skate this morning", Mike Fisher, 37, joked when he announced that he's un-retiring on January 31, according to ESPN. As of now, Fisher's deal is only for this year, and though he's already practicing with the team, it's not known exactly when he'll take to the ice again.
The Predators now sit in second place in the Central Division with a 48-29-12 record and a plus-21 goal differential. "And she's usually right. and people that I just had discussions with, watching their eyes light up and saying 'That'd be cool.' I had definitely the blessing from the family and they're all pretty excited", he continued.
"Everyone wants to win in this game, no one probably more than me", Fisher told the Tennessean then.
'Carrie asked me every few days if I was going to do it. "(Predators captain) Roman Josi met with him and had a conversation.
Poile said there's not timetable for Fisher playing in games. Certainly not Mike Fisher and the Nashville Predators.
"I know it's going to take some time to get back into game shape, and we'll see how it goes", Fisher said. Fisher, who had a hunting show last fall and was building a house, said he started talking with his family about a potential return. Next on the to-do list includes the 17-year National Hockey League veteran returning to the form he was at 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. Down the middle, Nashville has rolled Ryan Johansen, Nick Bonino, Colton Sissons, Calle Jarnkrok, and new addition Kyle Turris in and out of the center position. "I believe I can contribute and play and come back and help this team whatever that role is".