Mike Fisher proves worthy
guardian of Sens' hockey Grail hopes
Centre Mike Fisher was chosen as Ottawa's nominee for
the Bill Masters Trophy.
Troubled by an elbow injury that only allowed him to
play 21 games this season, Fisher, 23, underwent two
surgical procedures — in August and October — and was
sidelined again after a brief comeback in December.
He finally returned last month.
Off the ice, Fisher was named honorary chair of Roger's
House, a home being built in memory of the late
Senators assistant coach Roger Neilson, which will assist
families of children stricken with cancer.
"It's a real honour to get nominated for an award
like this," Fisher told the Ottawa Sun. "This
has been a tough year for me. When you go through some
of the things that I've gone through, it's not easy.
There are things that you don't expect to happen and
that makes it tough.
"What I've learned from all of this is that you
have to work through it. It was tough when I first came
back from the elbow surgery at Christmas and then I
was injured again. I really wasn't sure (about playing
this year). I didn't know what was going to happen.
It's great to be back."
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