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"We are very concerned about Fernando's medical condition and
we wish him nothing but a full and healthy recovery," general
manager Kevin Lowe in a statement Tuesday.
Pisani had 14 goals and 14 assists in 77 games with Edmonton
last season. After scoring 14 goals in the 2006 playoffs, Pisani
was rewarded with a four-year, $10 million contract in the
"I appreciate all the wonderful words of encouragement I have
received, including messages from my teammates," said the
30-year-old Pisani, who is currently undergoing treatment. "I look
forward to returning to the Oilers."