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Fisher (Achilles) was on the ice for practice Tuesday, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.
It marked the first time Fisher has participated in organized team drills this season, though the center was still donning a gray no-contact jersey while doing so. Fisher, who has placed on the team's non-roster injury list prior to the season after rupturing his Achilles' tendon in June, isn't expected to return to game action until late-November.
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Fisher (Achilles) was designated a non-roster player Tuesday, according to the Predators' official website.
Don't worry, fantasy owners - this does not mean Fisher and the Preds are parting ways. It's just a way for the team to open up a roster spot given that Fisher is likely out until late November. Once he gets the green light to return, the Preds will shuffle the roster and find a spot for him. Until that time, keep him on your fantasy bench.
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Fisher (Achilles) skated Friday prior to the team practice, the Tennessean reports.
Although there has been no change to Fisher's timetable that targets a late November return, the fact that he is able to skate at this stage of his recovery is a good sign. The question is, with the Preds now much deeper at center following the offseason additions of Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy and Olli Jokinen, where will Fisher fit in once he's healthy? Fisher has been used almost exclusively as the team's top line center ever since his arrival in Nashville in 2011, however he could be looking at a checking line role once he returns to the lineup. For this reason, he remains a serious fantasy risk in our books.
Mike Fisher C NAS 2 Months
Fisher (Achilles) is targeting a return to the Predators around Thanksgiving Day, Josh Cooper of The Tennessean reports.
GM David Poile said that Fisher still remains under the four-to-six month recovery timetable prescribed for him when he ruptured the Achilles tendon in July, but the center is optimistic he can meet the short end of that time frame. With Fisher unavailable to act as the top-line pivot to begin the campaign, the Predators will likely try to break in either of their offseason acquisitions, Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy, to assume important roles in the team's top six.
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Mike Fisher suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon while training.
Fisher will miss the next four-to-six months as a result. In other words, Fisher isn't expected to return until November at the earliest and he might end up missing half the season. Even if he does end up missing just the first month, this will probably have a significant impact on his offseason training regimen, so we wouldn't be surprised if he struggles once he is back.
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Mike Fisher had three assists in Nashville's 7-5 win over Chicago on Saturday.
Fisher has now had three multi-point games in the span of six contests. He has 20 goals and 49 points in 74 games in 2013-14.
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Mike Fisher scored the game-winning goal for Nashville in a 2-0 win over Chicago Sunday night.
The goal is the 18th of the campaign for the veteran center, who is now just two tallies shy of his sixth 20-goal campaign. Gabriel Bourque was the other goal scorer for Nashville in the win.
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Mike Fisher led the Predators with four shots on goal in their 1-0 loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
The Preds continue to struggle in the goal-scoring department. Mike Fisher's pointless night snapped a five-game streak. Eric Nystrom had five penalty minutes.
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Mike Fisher netted a goal for Nashville, which was blown out 5-2 by the Ducks on Saturday night.
Fisher has quietly put together a decent season, with 16 goals and 30 points, though he's still not worth owning in fantasy leagues. Viktor Stalberg got the other goal in the loss. Richard Clune had 17 penalty minutes.
Mike Fisher C NAS 9 Months
Mike Fisher found the back of the net on Saturday.
Fisher now has 15 goals and 29 points in 50 contests. He also won 16 of 20 faceoffs, which gives him a 48.8% on the draw in 2013-14.