"Predators forward and alternate captain Mike Fisher sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon during a training session and underwent successful surgery on Thursday, July 3," general manager David Poile said in a statement. "We expect Mike to make a full recovery in 4-6 months and look forward to his return to the ice."
Fisher, 33, was fourth on the Predators in scoring with 49 points (20 goals, 29 assists) last season with a minus-4 rating, averaging 19:45 minutes of ice time.
"I hope we have enough depth," Poile said in The Tennessean. "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," Poile said. "It has to be a fit."