Lineman back in Myddel of things

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:08 AM ET

Steve Myddelton started the first six games of the CFL season, and it appears he will play the final six as well.

With Dan Comiskey put on the nine-game injured list for the Calgary Stampeders, Myddelton has mighty big shoes to fill at left guard.

Comiskey left Saturday's tilt with a concussion, and it forces him out Friday, when the Stampeders host the Montreal Alouettes.

"Dan is a veteran guy who's done an outstanding job this year," Myddelton said. "He's coming off a training camp where people had doubts. It's unfortunate circumstances that I have to take over his starting job, but I will fill in and do the best that I can."

But it's not like the rookie hasn't done it before.

After starting the first six games at right guard, Myddelton was replaced by veteran NFL-cut Dimitri Tsoumpas and became a part-time tight end.

The Stamps were 5-1 at that point, so they are confident in Myddelton stepping in for Comiskey, who was having a great season coming back from a year's retirement.

"We were able to win a bunch of games with Steve in there," said Stamps QB Henry Burris. "Those games he got in early on help us out now. He will play with confidence, and he's more than well-rested."

Myddelton agrees.

"Coming from college and an eight-game schedule to an 18-game one is totally different," said the St. Francis-Xavier University product. "As soon as I was one week out of the starting lineup, my body felt a lot better. I'm feeling fresher right now.

Other lineup changes include adding fullback Mike Cornell to the active roster and swapping in linemen Mike Labinjo, Corey Mace and Tom Johnson for linemen Mike Landry and Miguel Robede and defensive back Taurean Allen.

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