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Stampeders lose Price with broken hand

Maurice Price
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According to Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald on Sunday, Calgary Stampeders' wide receiver Maurice Price broke his hand in the Stampeders' 29-8 win over the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday night at McMahon Stadium.

The news of Price's injury came first hand from Stampeders' head coach and general manager John Hufnagel. The injury is a major blow for the Stampeders because Price was able to utilize his speed in catching a 102 yard touchdown pass from Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell in the first quarter.

Price is expected to be on the new six-game injured list. Under the new collective bargaining agreement between the Canadian Football League and the Canadian Football League players' association, teams can now place players on an injury list for six games rather than nine games.

Last season Price showed signs of developing into a formidable Canadian Football League receiver. In 13 games, Price had 57 catches for 788 yards and seven touchdowns.

Now with the loss of Price, veteran slotback Nik Lewis and fourth year Stampeder Marquay McDaniel will be counted on more. It was also a break through year for McDaniel in 2013 as the product out of Hampton University in Virginia had a career high 1047 receiving yards and eight touchdown catches.

In other Stampeders news, the Stampeders have re-signed running back Martell Mallett only a week after releasing him. It will be interesting to see how much playing time Mallett will get if Jon Cornish is out for an extended period of time with a concussion. The Stampeders have the bye this weekend and will not play again until July 12 when they play in Toronto.

The Stampeders will have their next home game July 18 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at McMahon Stadium. Game time is 8 p.m. and will be the second game of a Canadian Football League doubleheader. The first will be the Toronto Argonauts at the Ottawa Redblacks.

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