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Nic Sgaggi | Staff

CALGARY -- After missing the past seven games with a broken hand, Stamps receiver Maurice Price is set to make his return to action in what is perhaps the Red and White’s most important game to date — the Labour Day Classic against the Edmonton Eskimos.

Price picked a good day to come back as this season’s second installment of the Battle of Alberta once again features the CFL’s top two teams, with each club sporting a 7-1 record.

But if it were up to him, he would have played last week.

“It was close,” Price admitted.

“But like Huff said and like the doctor said, it was kind of in my best interest to just give it another week without contact and just be smart about it in that way. If push came to shove, I probably could have and would have played. I’m ready to go this week.”

The fourth-year receiver is looking forward to getting back into the lineup and making an impact after such a lengthy absence.

“It’s been about seven weeks,” Price said.

“It feels like a long time so I’m definitely going to come into this week and this game giving it my all. It’s been so long and I came into this season with such high hopes and high expectations and kind of gave y’all a glimpse with that 102-yarder (catch-and-run touchdown in the season-opener). I have to pick up where I left off and that’s what I’m looking to do.”

Price joked about attempting to maintain his current average of 102 yards per catch.

“We never know. I’m the man at 50(-yard) plus touchdowns,” boasted a confident Price. “Yeah, it’ll probably come down but as long as I’m contributing and being consistent and making plays, then that’s all that matters. We’ll let the numbers take care of themselves.

“I’m ready to go. I’m fast as ever, I’m in shape. Is it Labour Day yet? Let’s go.”

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Which Mark's Labour Day Weekend matchup are you most looking forward to watching?
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Fan Comments
Hey Ron, What about that great Esky offence? I wouldn't be bragging about some of your wins either! Our "pitiful" offence rolled up over 450 yards last game by the way!
August 27, 2014 - 12:28pm
Ron Murphy
Calgary needs all the offense they can get. Yes they have been winning but with a pitiful offense.They have been lucky. Ottawa took them to the wire before their defense died on the field from over work.
August 27, 2014 - 7:28am
So tell me just how Ottawa's defense "died on the field from over work" with out an Offense working against them...
August 27, 2014 - 1:05pm
The Stampeders continuing to get healthy is bad news for the rest of the league
August 27, 2014 - 3:18am
Last Esks / Stamps game was the Esks', but they found a way to lose. Watch for a different outcome this time.
August 27, 2014 - 1:53am