Mike Fisher could return to the lineup in the next two weeks
Mike Fisher could be coming back soon, while some other players are nursing their own wounds.
David Poile made an appearance on 102.5 The Game this afternoon, and had a ton of injury updates, most notably that Mike Fisher could be returning to the lineup soon.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Preds?src=hash">#Preds</a> GM David Poile is hopeful Mike Fisher (Achilles) can return in the next 2 weeks.</p>— 102.5 The Game (@1025TheGame) <a href="https://twitter.com/1025TheGame/status/531934327148675074">November 10, 2014</a></blockquote>
Fisher has missed the entire season so far, thanks to a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered in the offseason. In July, the timetable was about 4-6 months, so if he plays in November he'll be right on the earlier projected return date. That's a lot sooner that most of us were expecting. Where he slots in will be anyone's guess right now. Third line would be a good guess for now, but he's more than capable of centering the second line.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Poile <a href="https://twitter.com/1025TheGame">@1025TheGame</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Preds?src=hash">#Preds</a> FWD Colin Wilson has a lower body injury and will not play tomorrow. "hopefully day-to-day". Bouque will go in.</p>— Willy Daunic (@WillyD1025) <a href="https://twitter.com/WillyD1025/status/531936467430674432">November 10, 2014</a></blockquote>
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That stinks, especially because Wilson is playing the best hockey of his career right now. Day-to-day is a lot better than anything longer term though, so hopefully Willy is back before we know it.
So the Preds lost one player for significant time, one for probably not-so-significant time, and have another with a return on the horizon. What a weekend.