Argos' Ricky Ray will not go on nine-game injured list

The Argos are reluctant to put Ricky Ray on the nine-game injury reserve list because he could be...

The Argos are reluctant to put Ricky Ray on the nine-game injury reserve list because he could be ready to return to action in as little as four weeks. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun)

Frank Zicarelli, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:26 AM ET

In a league where every penny must be accounted for, where every dollar must be spent wisely, managing the salary cap can be a risky business.

Late in the season, teams will place players on the injured list to save money, whether their ailment is real or imagined.

By CFL rules, teams can take off players on the nine-game injured list twice per season.

In Montreal, the Als are considering placing quarterback Anthony Calvillo, who will definitely miss Tuesday’s visit to Toronto because of a concussion, on the nine-game injured list if his condition does not improve.

In Toronto, there’s no immediate need to place Ricky Ray on the nine-game injured list, a move that will provide the Argos with cap room, but one that will come with a cost of having Ray officially unavailable for a long stretch.

“No,’’ said an emphatic Argos Jim Barker when asked about the possibility of Ray going on to the nine-game injured list. “Ricky has an injury no quarterback has had


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