The Predators on Wednesday announced at a press conference that former captain Mike Fisher will end his retirement and return to the team as an active member of the roster.

"It's great to be back," Fisher said. "(When I retired) I never really thought of (returning) as a possibility ... I had the blessing from my family and my wife (Carrie Underwood) ... it's such a great opportunity. It's going to be fun and some work. But I am ready for it."

Fisher currently doesn't have a contract, according to the team. When he signs one, it's expected to be for the remainder of this season.

"Deer season is officially over," general manager David Poile said at the beginning of the press conference, announcing that Fisher is returning. Fisher is an avid hunter.

Fisher began skating on his own on Wednesday. Poile said there is no timetable to get Fisher back on the ice.