No snap decision on vet

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:58 AM ET

Don't count on Jamie Crysdale snapping the ball to Henry Burris tomorrow night.

The Stampeders 13-year veteran centre is expected to miss his second consecutive game with a knee injury after undergoing arthroscopic surgery nine days ago.

Crysdale didn't participate in yesterday's practice but could still dress as a backup, according to head coach Tom Higgins, although that's an unlikely scenario.

"There's a possibility we could end up dressing him as a sixth or seventh o-lineman but again, that's something we're going to play with," Higgins said.

After making 210 consecutive regular season starts, Crysdale was replaced by rookie Godfrey Ellis in last week's win over Winnipeg. His competent performance averts the need to rush Crysdale back to action this week.

MORE NEW LOOKS: For the second consecutive week the Stamps could juggle the secondary's look. After adding import DB Trey Young at safety last week, a hamstring injury to HB Joey Boese forces additional moves.

Non-import Lawrence Deck spent some time at halfback yesterday while regular cornerback Jermaine Chatman also moved to halfback and Nate Terry worked out at Chatman's corner position.

PROLIFIC PASSING: For the first time since 2001, the Stampeders can boast three-consecutive 300-yard passing games. Henry Burris has posted 300-plus games against Saskatchewan, B.C. and Winnipeg, the first time that's happened since Marcus Crandell accomplished the feat in four straight games early in his first campaign with Calgary four seasons ago. Despite a slow start to the season, Burris's 61.5% completion rate through six games is inching towards the team record of 67.1% established by Doug Flutie in 1995.

FIELD GOALS: Anthony Malbrough's two picks last week were just the second and third of his CFL career ... LB John Grace leads the Stamps with 30 tackles ... LB George White's four defensive tackles against Winnipeg leaves him with 402 in his CFL career.


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