Nashville, TN, United States (4E Sports) – Nashville Predators forward and alternate captain Mike Fisher will be sidelined for 4-6 months after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Predators general manager David Poile said Fisher suffered the injury during a training session and underwent surgery July 3.
“We expect Mike to make a full recovery in four-to-six months, and look forward to his return to the ice,” Poile said.
The 33-year-old Fisher finished fourth in scoring with 49 points (20 goals, 29 assists) last season with a minus-4 rating while averaging 19:45 minutes of ice time.
Poile said the Predators will not sign anyone to replace Fisher. Instead, they will look to Calle Jarnkrok, Colin Wilson or Colton Sissons to step up at the start of the season.
“I hope we have enough depth,” Poile said. “We will give certain guys a chance to be successful and give Mike a chance to get back.”
“We’re not going to sign a player for the sake of signing. It has to be a fit,” he added.