Courtesy of Fox Sports on MSN:
EDMONTON (AP) - Forward Fernando Pisani will be out of the Edmonton Oilers' lineup indefinitely after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disorder.
"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 offseason.
"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."
Isn't this the dude who scored the winning goal in Game 5 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals in overtime while the Canes had a power play? I spent several hundreds of dollars to see that game from a standing room only viewpoint. I think this is the guys who ruined my party. Help me out, Canes Fans, am I right?
Still, I don't wish anyone bowel troubles. I hope he has a speedy recovery.