Armstrong ailing

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:40 AM ET

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be without their leading receiver tomorrow night in Calgary when they take on the Stampeders.

Derick Armstrong won't be in the lineup because of a bruised knee that has been bothering him for a couple of weeks.

The team's goal is to make sure Armstrong's knee is ready for the playoffs.

Winnipeg needs just one win or one Toronto loss over the last three weeks of the season to secure second place in the East Division.

Despite also playing through a calf problem earlier this season, Armstrong has managed to rack up a team-leading 71 receptions for 922 yards.

PLATOON

Armstrong will be replaced on the roster by import defensive tackle Josh Miller, who has spent the entire season on the practice roster. Miller was actually needed because D-lineman Jon Oosterhuis is done for the season after tearing his biceps last week against Toronto.

It's believed Aaron Hargreaves and Jamie Stoddard will platoon in Armstrong's receiver position against the Stamps.

As for other roster changes, right guard Ryan Donnelly will miss tomorrow night's game with a shoulder injury. His roster spot will be taken by Brendon LaBatte, who returns to left guard after missing the Argo contest with a concussion.

Matt O'Meara, who played left guard for LaBatte last week, will move over and replace Donnelly at right guard tomorrow.

Bobby Singh will serve as the sixth O-lineman for the second straight week.

Backup safety Jason Nugent, who missed the last three weeks with a hamstring pull, will also return to the lineup tomorrow, taking Oosterhuis's roster spot.

LATE HITS: The Stamps have won their last five home games against the Bombers. Coincidentally, the last time Winnipeg won in Calgary was six years ago tomorrow, on Oct. 18, 2002 ... The Bombers could clinch a home playoff game before hitting the field tomorrow. The Argos host the Montreal Alouettes in the afternoon, and a Toronto loss would clinch second spot for Winnipeg ... Berry clarified comments from Wednesday, when he said he would rest players down the stretch to get them ready for the playoffs. He will sit only players who are dealing with nagging injuries, so a healthy Kevin Glenn, for instance, would play the rest of the way.


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