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Elks hope to have 2 key offensive weapons back in lineup for Saturday – Edmonton

The Edmonton Elks have scored solely 31 factors of their first two video games of the season. They face the Stampeders in Calgary on Saturday and the Elks hope to have two key items to their offence of their lineup again.

Receiver Derel Walker was a full participant in follow this week after lacking final week’s 26-16 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders due to a hand/finger damage. Operating again James Wilder Junior, who was restricted on Wednesday with a shoulder situation, was capable of follow full out on Thursday.

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The information isn’t so good for beginning proper deal with Colin Kelly, who’s out for Saturday with an ankle damage. Linebacker Brady Sheldon, who recorded eight defensive tackles in opposition to the Riders, received’t play due to a knee damage.

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Arbuckle targeted extra on a win than dealing with former workforce

Edmonton Elks beginning quarterback Nick Arbuckle will face his previous workforce on Saturday within the Calgary Stampeders.

Arbuckle served because the backup to Bo Levi Mitchell, performing short-yardage duties in the course of the Stampeders Gray Cup season of 2018. In 2019, Arbuckle began seven video games for an injured Mitchell and handed for two,103 yards throwing 11 landing passes and 5 interceptions.

Arbucle was then traded to the Ottawa Redblacks however by no means performed for the franchise due to the pandemic. He signed with the Toronto Argonauts earlier than the 2021 season and was traded to the Elks in mid-October.

Now, the 28 12 months previous is coming full circle with a begin in opposition to his former workforce in Calgary. Arbuckle says his focus is solely on serving to the Elks to their first win of the 2022 season.

“I don’t actually look an excessive amount of forward. I simply try to deal with the week that we’ve coming,” Arbuckle stated.

“Calgary is a extremely good soccer workforce and yeah, I used to be there for a extremely nice couple of years at first of my profession.

“I’ve a whole lot of love for the gamers and coaches which are there. On the finish of the day, it’s simply extra causes to go on the market and get a victory.”

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Edmonton Elks quarterback Nick Arbuckle on dealing with his previous workforce the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday

Arbuckle says there could possibly be an attention-grabbing chess match happen on Saturday since he and among the Stampeders defence know one another so properly.

“It’s advantageous simply to know them, having performed in opposition to their defence and (defensive coordinator) Brent Monson for a few seasons,” Arbuckle stated.

“Additionally they have a whole lot of new faces, a lot of the defensive gamers who had been there once I was are in Toronto now. It’s a very different-looking defence for probably the most half nevertheless it’s going to be enjoyable and difficult to go face guys who do know me and have discovered my tendencies once I was there.”

Kick-off on Saturday between the Elks and Stampeders from McMahon Stadium in Calgary will probably be at 5 p.m. 630 CHED can have dwell protection of the sport beginning with Countdown to Kick-off at 3:30 p.m.

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