Comiskey glad to be back

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 7:37 AM ET

Dan Comiskey strolled into the Edmonton Eskimo dressing room yesterday afternoon, took a right turn and proceeded to his old locker stall beside Kevin Lefsrud.

"For me, this is like coming home again," said Comiskey, who played three seasons with the Eskimos before leaving this spring after requesting a trade to be closer to his premature twin daughters in southern Ontario.

The Canadian offensive guard was traded back to the Green and Gold from Hamilton on Wednesday - and firmly believes he can slide into his old position at left guard on Thanksgiving Day at Rogers Centre in Toronto against the Argos.

And his old friends - Bruce Beaton and Lefsrud - can hardly wait.

"It is going to really help us up front," said Beaton, who will be directly to his left on the o-line.

"He's a great player, but he also knows the schemes and the system."

"Not taking anything away from the guys we have here," added Lefsrud, "but he is a very strong player; an all-star player."

A nine-year CFL veteran with a Grey Cup ring, Comiskey will replace sophomore Joe McGrath at left guard.

Besides leadership and extensive experience in the trenches, Comiskey also brings something else to the table this week: knowledge of the Toronto Argos.

He has played against the Argos twice in the last month.

But even with everything he brings to the table, he will still take some ribbing for being "14 weeks late" for the season.

"As long as he buys chicken and some doughnuts once in awhile for being that late we are all okay," said Lefsrud with a chuckle.

LATE HITS: The current plan calls for McGrath to start at right guard Monday ... Sandy Annunziata, who started in that spot last week, didn't practise with pads yesterday. His status on the 40-man roster is still questionable after he dislocated his right elbow and suffered a torn MCL in the elbow last Friday ... Davis Sanchez and Mathieu Bertrand didn't practise yesterday. According to Maciocia, they each have a leg injury but are scheduled to play Monday ... Non-import defensive lineman Randy Spencer will not travel east after injuring a leg in Hamilton.


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