Lefsrud goes left

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:02 AM ET

Kevin Lefsrud is just fine.

The concussion symptoms are gone - and his sense of humour is just fine.

When the Edmonton Eskimos battle the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday, Lefsrud will be at left guard on the offensive line.

While he played at right guard to begin the regular season, he returns from being on the shelf for one week to play on the other side of the line.

But in joking fashion, there is apparently no difference in the position.

"Your left hand is down on the field when you are in a three-point stance when you are on the left side and your right hand is down on the field when you are on the right side," cracked Lefsrud, who suffered his concussion in Week 2 of the regular season.

In reality, there are some differences to the two guard positions.

"There are little things - communication between your tackle, you've got to get that down," he said.

The 30-year-old veteran will line up beside left tackle Joe McGrath. It will mark his first game at left guard since 2004.

This shuffle is happening because regular all-star left guard Dan Comiskey is out with a torn left calf muscle suffered last Friday during Week 3 of the regular season.

Comiskey is going for an MRI this week, hoping he's only out for two weeks.

Raleigh Roundtree will start at right guard for the second straight game.

NEW FACE

With Jonte Buhl possibly being finished for the year with a broken right wrist, defensive back Jason Flowers is suddenly with the club.

Formerly of NFL Europe, Flowers is a 23-year-old import who will audition with Ricky Williams for the right to be added to the roster this week.

Although Flowers has only watched one CFL game in his life, he believes he will be able to play against the Riders.

"The coaches here are very helpful and the players are coaching me up as well," he said.

The early betting line gives the nod to Williams having the inside track to be the extra DB on the active roster.

BLUE BUHL

From the moment the majority of his body weight came slamming down on his right wrist on Friday night, Buhl knew it was broken.

Now he is just hoping he's not done for the year.

"There are lot of pins that have to be going in (during surgery), it could be a thing where I am out for the rest of the season," said Buhl, a versatile DB. "(I am out) eight weeks at the least."

SHORT HIT

Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia continues to try to defuse any potential running back controversy.

While Tyler Ebell is third in the CFL in yards from scrimmage - although he was scratched last week for a less productive Ron McClendon - Maciocia is making his position clear.

"He could have had 25 carries for 20 yards (last week in Winnipeg) and he would still be starting today," said Maciocia on Ron "Goldie" McClendon. "Goldie is a good back."

So good to Maciocia that he has already declared McClendon will continue to play in two weeks unless something strange happens Friday.


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