Fernando stuck in fog

DEREK VAN DIEST -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:37 AM ET

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Fernando Pisani caught up with the Edmonton Oilers in Columbus yesterday, albeit a day late.

"He got delayed in Indianapolis because of fog. None of it his own," joked Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish.

Pisani has been out of the Oilers lineup since getting drilled by Atlanta Thrashers defenceman Andy Sutton on Feb. 11. Pisani suffered a concussion on the play and stayed in Edmonton while the Oilers left on the long road trip.

He didn't play against the Blue Jackets last night and most likely won't play tonight against the Detroit Red Wings.

"I'm going to skate (today) with the team and see how I feel and go from there," Pisani said. "It's kind of day-by-day.

"I started riding the bike early this week and I felt pretty good. Then I was on the ice by myself a couple of times and I felt pretty good, so I decided to join the team."

Along with his concussion symptoms, Pisani also had to get over a virus which also knocked him out for a couple of days. Fortunately, the virus was not related to the concussion.

"That's what I was worried about because I rode the bike that morning, and then I got really, really sick ... hot and cold sweats and high temperatures," Pisani said. "I went to see the doctor that night and he said it wasn't related to the hit, which was really good."

The concussion was the first of Pisani's career. When he'll return from the injury list remains unclear.

"It's such a frustrating injury. You have to wait and be patient," he said.

"You go from doing anything you want, to not being able to do anything."

Pisani is further along than Jarret Stoll who is also recovering from a concussion.

"We both rode the bike one day and I was fine and he was getting headaches," Pisani said. "So it was kind of frustrating for him."


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