At around 10:30 AM ET, it was announced that retired NHL forward Mike Fisher is coming out of retirement to rejoin the Nashville Predators. Fisher (37), was injured during last year's Predators run to the Stanley Cup finals and had announced his retirement this past August. The news certainly came to the surprise of many, but he wants one more run at a cup with Nashville.

Fisher was the previous Nashville captain before this season and a fan favorite. Some speculate the Predators could have beaten the Penguins in the Cup finals last year with Fisher healthy, but who knows.

The team is currently sitting well in a playoff position as they are second in the central division, just three points behind first-place Winnipeg.

Fisher resurrecting a solid career

Mike Fisher had played in the NHL since the 1999-00 season. He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators 44th overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He came up with the Senators and played in Ottawa for ten full seasons. In 2010-11 he was traded to the Nashville Predators, where he played until his first retirement and will play again when he returns.

He has totaled 1,088 regular season NHL games, scoring 276 goals and 309 assists.

Fisher's career also includes 134 playoff games with 23 goals and 28 assists. His 109 goals in a Nashville sweater put him number one on the team's all-time goals list. He has yet to win the Stanley Cup, and he hopes coming out of retirement will get him that trophy this year. The Predators have had some injuries lately, and adding him may help boost them, though they overall have a good record.

He won't wear the "C" on his chest because that currently belongs to Roman Josi.

His plan's Brooks Bratten says that Fisher is going to skate and condition before returning to the Predators line up. The goal is to have him back around late February. It will probably be very challenging for him, considering he has not played in while and is coming off an injury at age 37.

However, he has always been a strong and solid player and can still make an impact when he re-joins the team, even if he does not carry the same workload he did before he first retired.

Certainly expect a big warm welcome back in Nashville for him. Bridgestone Arena will certainly have some sort of ceremony for him either their next home game or when he in the line up for the first night. It's hard to say what will happen to him after this season, but it is safe to say that if the Predators win the cup, he will retire for good. Welcome back to the NHL, Mike Fisher.