Edmonton Oilers winger J.F. Jacques has been the most physical player on the team, give or take Zack Stortini, but he took a seat last night to make room for Pisani.
"I love the way he tries and everything," said Oilers head coach Pat Quinn. "He's at a good stage and he'll continue to develop. It's one of those times where you push a young guy down and maybe he'll learn something. It certainly isn't because I'm disappointed in him.
"I want to get Pisani in and who do I take out? He won't be left aside."
n Lubomir Visnovsky, who missed the last two games with a twisted ankle, isn't looking good for tomorrow against Columbus.
"It's not one of those high ankles, but it's sore," said Quinn. "I know he wasn't able to put a skate on to practise so I'm sure it's going to be a few days yet."
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