Mike Fisher
C FA
4 months ago

Fisher announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday, Adam Vingan of the Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fisher hangs up his skates after an illustrious career split between the Senators and Predators. In all, the skilled center tallied 276 goals and 309 helpers over 1,088 regular-season contests. There's no direct replacement for a veteran leader like Fisher, but Nashville hasn't missed a beat offensively since it acquired power pivot Ryan Johansen from the Blue Jackets in January of 2016.

Mike Fisher
C FA
6 months ago

Fisher notched an assist and a shot on goal Monday in 18:11 of ice time against Pittsburgh for a Game 4 matchup.

EDGE Analysis

There's not many better ways to spend your birthday than tying up the Stanley Cup Finals, and Fisher would know this as he turned 37 on Monday. He made his mark during the second period, as he started to lose his balance in the neutral zone, he extended his arm and made a one-handed pass to Viktor Arvidsson, who went on to bury a breakaway goal. This kind of skill combined with character is another reason Fisher has earned a "C" on his chest, and continues to be a modest fantasy contributor.

Mike Fisher
C FA
6 months ago

Fisher registered two assists -- one on the power play -- to record his first points of the playoffs during Monday's Game 1 loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

The Nashville captain was bound to snap out of his offensive funk at some point, and he'll need to continue generating and converting on scoring opportunities if Nashville is going to hang with the high-scoring Penguins. After posting 18 goals and 42 points during the regular season, Fisher is capable of moving the offensive needle and providing secondary scoring for the Preds.

Mike Fisher
C FA
6 months ago

Fisher (undisclosed) says he has been cleared to play Monday night's Stanley Cup Finals opener against the Penguins, the Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it can sometimes be difficult to trust players at their own word in terms of their readiness after an injury, there was nothing in the captain's rhetoric that suggested he would be sitting this one out, and coach Peter Laviolette backed the sentiment up by saying that all players on the trip would be available. Fisher and teammate Craig Smith (undisclosed) are both in Pittsburgh, so it would be a serious surprise if either or both of them are ruled out due to injury prior to the franchise's first Stanley Cup Finals game.

Mike Fisher
C FA
6 months ago

According to general manager David Poile, Fisher (undisclosed) has a "real good chance" of being available for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

EDGE Analysis

Fisher missed the final two games of the Predators' series against the Ducks, but would help fill the gap left by the loss of Ryan Johansen (thigh) if he is able to return. The 36-year-old has yet to register a point during the postseason, despite averaging nearly 17 minutes of ice time per contest. Fellow veteran Vernon Fiddler figures to be the leading candidate to get bumped from the game-day lineup if Fisher is given the all clear.

Mike Fisher
C FA
6 months ago

Fisher (undisclosed) will not suit up for Monday's meeting with the Ducks, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Fisher still sidelined, the Preds are suddenly very thin down the middle of their lineup having previously lost Ryan Johansen (thigh) for the rest of the postseason. Despite averaging just under 17 minutes per game, Fisher is scoreless in his 14 playoff appearances. While Nashville haven't needed the 36-year-old in the offensive zone thus far, it could be a different story if the team hopes to lift Lord Stanley's Cup.

Mike Fisher
C FA
6 months ago

Fisher (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's game against Anaheim.

EDGE Analysis

The forward won't be playing Saturday and even though he hasn't missed a game yet this playoffs it has been hard to tell considering he has no points to show for his 14 games played. Most significantly, his absence opens a spot in the power-play. With Ryan Johansen out as well, there are a number of unfamiliar faces set to play on the advantage in Game 5.

Mike Fisher
C FA
6 months ago

Fisher (undisclosed) was absent from pregame warmups Saturday in Anaheim, Thomas Willis of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fisher hasn't recorded a point in 14 playoff contests, yet the Predators will miss his veteran presence on the ice. The 37-year-old center has dished out 35 hits and blocked 16 shots, so he's making his mark in other ways. P.A. Parenteau, Frederick Gaudreau, and Miikka Salomaki were all on the ice for warmups, but it is unclear who will take his place. Fisher's next opportunity to return will be Monday in Nashville.

Mike Fisher
C FA
6 months ago

Fisher (undisclosed) is questionable to face the Ducks for Game 5 on Saturday, The Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Predators have received word that top-line pivot Ryan Johansen will miss 2-to-3 months due to a thigh injury that required emergency surgery, so all eyes will be on Fisher leading up to the pivotal road match, even if fantasy owners have given up on him since he's still searching for a point in the playoffs after 14 games. The 36-year-old is naturally an option in the faceoff circle and he's delivered three hits in each of his last two games, so there's still tangible value with Fisher in some of the unconventional scoring formats.

Mike Fisher
C FA
6 months ago

Fisher was injured in the third period of Game 4 against the Ducks on Thursday, and he'll be set up for further evaluation.

EDGE Analysis

By default, Fisher will carry the day-to-day designation, at least until more information is disclosed. The center's offensive play has been horrendous in these playoffs, as he's still searching for a point after 14 games. It goes without saying that this ailment won't help matters.