Mike Fisher has ended his NHL retirement to rejoin the Nashville Predators.
The veteran forward, 37, helped Nashville to Stanley Cup Final last season.
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.
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.
He played seven seasons with the club, scoring 109 goals and 237 points. The former captain had 18 goals and 42 points in 72 games in 2016-17, leading Nashville to the Western Conference title.
Fisher, who has 23 goals and 51 points in 134 NHL playoff games, will try to help the Predators to a fourth consecutive post-season berth.
Welcome back Fish!