Groin injury hampers Fisher

CHRIS STEVENSON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:50 AM ET

Senators centre Mike Fisher could miss the start of training camp because of a lingering groin injury.

Fisher injured his groin in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final May 30 against the Anaheim Ducks and thought a summer of rest would take care of the problem. It hasn't.

"It was giving me problems all summer. I thought it would go away and it didn't," said the 27-year-old, who is entering his eighth NHL season and is coming off a 22-goal, 48-point season.

NOTHING TORN

"I think we've got it sorted out the last few weeks. There's nothing torn, but there's a chance I could miss part of camp. I might have to skate on my own for a bit. I can't get in there full bore just yet."

Fisher said treatment and it has helped. Yesterday, he skated lightly with teammates who are preparing for training camp, which opens Thursday when players report for medicals.

"It should settle down. I think it's just a matter of time," he said.

This is an important year for Fisher, who will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.


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