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Pisani close to playing

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:55 AM ET

Fernando Pisani took part in his first full practice with the Oilers since breaking his ankle in mid-November and will likely draw in on Edmonton's four-game road trip, which begins Saturday in Los Angeles.

"I felt pretty good today," said Pisani. "It was kind of a good test to see how it felt pivoting."

All that stands between him and a return is a little more strength in the ankle and a little more conditioning.

"It's going to be a combination of the two, making sure my ankle is strong enough to protect myself on the ice while taking a hit and giving a hit, and just getting the wind back," he said. "You can do all the training you want, but nothing comes close to skating."


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