Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette, top left, and assistant coach Phil Housley, top right, talk with players during a timeout against the Los Angeles Kings in overtime at an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The Pred
Mark Humphrey
November 27, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators are activating center Mike Fisher from injured reserve, and he is expected to be in the lineup Thursday night against the Edmonton Oilers.

The Predators announced the move Thursday after Fisher skated with Derek Roy and Olli Jokinen in a line at the morning skate.

The 34-year-old Fisher ruptured his Achilles tendon in training this summer and had surgery July 3. But he was out of a walking boot by the time the Predators reported for training camp.

He was Nashville's alternate captain last season, with 20 goals and 29 assists in 75 games. He has 226 goals and 255 assists in 887 career regular-season games.

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