'Hawks officially ink Pisani

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, Last Updated: 11:41 AM ET

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks officially brought in free-agent forward Fernando Pisani, signing him to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

Terms of the contract were not released, but TSN of Canada reported last Wednesday that the deal is worth $500,000.

A native of Edmonton, Pisani spent his entire seven-year career with the Oilers. Last season, he was limited to 40 games and tallied four goals with eight points and was a minus-16.

Since breaking into the NHL in 2002, the Providence College product has compiled 80 goals and 153 points in 402 regular-season games.

The 33-year-old's breakthrough came in the 2006 playoffs, when the Oilers dropped a seven-game Stanley Cup Final to Carolina. The defensive specialist tallied 14 goals and 18 points in 24 postseason tilts, and kept Edmonton's title hopes alive with a short-handed, breakaway game-winning goal in overtime of Game 5 in that series.


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