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Friday, July 18, 2014

Predators Injury Update: Mike Fisher out 4-6 months

By on 7/18/2014 11:30:00 AM

According to Mike Halford of NBC Sports, Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher will be out for an estimated 4-6 months.  Fisher underwent surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon on July 3. However, the injury will likely keep Fisher out for the beginning of the new season.

Nashville GM David Poile stated that Fisher injured his Achilles in the offseason during a training session, but Fisher is expected to "make a full recovery in four-to-six months" after the surgical repair. It is likely that Fisher's absence will present some challenges to his teammates, as they strive to find a suitable replacement in the mean time.

The 34-year-old center is a highly experienced veteran for the Predators, with 1146 faceoff wins and 20 goals in 75 games this season. Fisher has also been an alternate captain for the last three years, with only 120 penalty minutes during this time. Additionally, he is a Lady Byng recipient, which demonstrates his maturity and leadership as a teammate.

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