The dog days of summer are nearly over and while Mike Fisher has enjoyed the time off he's looking forward to rejoining his teammates.
Fisher, who underwent surgery following the end of the post-season, has slowly been regaining his form and is progressing nicely.
"I feel like I've been recovering well and I feel good," said Fisher, from his home in Nashville. "I'm hopeful to be ready for the start of camp. At this point we're still taking it day-by-day."
While Fisher enjoyed some well-deserved time off early in the summer he admits he started some light training a few weeks ago.
The 31-year-old has experienced training camp a number of times, but admits that he's actually excited about this year's upcoming camp.
Throughout his NHL career Fisher has only ever been to training camp with the Ottawa Senators and realizes things will likely be a little different as a member of the Nashville Predators.
Fisher was traded to the Predators this past February and while he was welcomed with open arms he believes being with the team from the start of the season will be a little special.
"There's definitely a different feel to it," said Fisher. "I think it's going to be fun to be with the team right from the beginning. It will also be a little weird in some ways as the only thing I've known was my time in Ottawa."
The Predators surprised many this past season advancing to the Western Conference semifinals and Fisher is hopeful the team will pick up where they left off.
"We're still one of the youngest teams and last year we were right there so there's no reason why we shouldn't be able to pick up from where we left off," said Fisher. "It should be a fun year."