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Pro hockey player Mike Fisher opens up about his feelings for his country crooner girlfriend Carrie Underwood.

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Underwood expressed her love for Fisher in the liner notes of her latest album "Play On." "I told her that when my CD came out, I'd return the favor," Fisher jokes to the Toronto Sun. "Obviously, it was very nice. I was happy she included me in something like that."

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The Ottawa Senators player says that he and Underwood try to keep their relationship under wraps. "We're pretty private, and we obviously want to keep it that way," he said. "Keep our relationship and details really private. But at the same time, we're both happy with the way things are."

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He continues, "I'm obviously happy, and it's been a good start so far on the ice, and things are great off the ice."