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Dressler’s Return Gives Injury-Depleted Blue Bombers a Timely Boost

Dressler’s Return Gives Injury-Depleted Blue Bombers a Timely Boost

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Weston Dressler
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Weston Dressler (7) celebrates with fans after the team scored against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the first half of CFL football action in Winnipeg, Saturday, September 9, 2017. The Blue Bombers should get a boost against the Argonauts with the return of veteran receiver Weston Dressler, who is set to return from injury. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – The return of Weston Dressler gave the Blue Bombers a much-needed boost Tuesday.

The veteran receiver said he’s ready to play against the Argonauts in Toronto Saturday, news that comes on the heels of Winnipeg losing leading-receiver Darvin Adams and star linebacker Maurice Leggett to injuries last weekend.

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Blue Bombers Clinch Playoff Spot in CFL West with 26-20 Win Over Lions

Blue Bombers Clinch Playoff Spot in CFL West with 26-20 Win Over Lions

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ fans celebrate the TJ Heath (23) interception with Kevin Fogg (3) and Tristan Okpalaugo (54) during second half CFL action against the B.C. Lions, in Winnipeg, Saturday, October 14, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – T.J. Heath silenced the ribbing from some of his Blue Bombers teammates on Saturday afternoon.

The defensive back intercepted B.C. quarterback Jonathon Jennings and ran 64 yards for a touchdown as Winnipeg clinched a playoff spot in the CFL West Division with a 26-20 victory over the Lions.

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Winnipeg Quarterback Matt Nichols Ready for Lions, Glove or No Glove

Winnipeg Quarterback Matt Nichols Ready for Lions, Glove or No Glove

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) looks for his receivers during the first half of CFL action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Winnipeg on October 6, 2017. Even if wet weather forces Matt Nichols to take the glove off his injured throwing hand, the Blue Bombers quarterback says he’ll be able to play just fine Saturday afternoon when Winnipeg hosts the B.C. Lions with the opportunity to clinch a playoff spot. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols isn’t worried if wet weather forces him to take the glove off his injured throwing hand.

The Blue Bombers host the B.C. Lions Saturday afternoon, with the forecast including a chance of rain or wet flurries.

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Bombers Quarterback Nichols Returns to Practice After Injury Scare

Bombers Quarterback Nichols Returns to Practice After Injury Scare

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols checks out the scoreboard as a trainer patches him up during second half CFL action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, in Regina on Sunday, September 3, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols didn’t appear to be bothered by an injured throwing hand during the Blue Bombers’ practice on Tuesday.

Wearing a modified glove on his right hand, the quarterback was tossing long and accurate passes, one about 40 yards into the hands of wide receiver Darvin Adams.

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Jeremiah Masoli Throws Two TDs to Lead Tiger-Cats Past Blue Bombers

Jeremiah Masoli Throws Two TDs to Lead Tiger-Cats Past Blue Bombers

By Scott Billeck, The Canadian Press

Jovan Santos-Knox
Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Jeremiah Masoli runs for the first down against Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Jovan Santos-Knox (45) during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, October 6, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ plan to pounce on their opponent early worked to perfection on Friday night.

Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli threw a 60-yard touchdown strike on his team’s first drive and the Tiger-Cats went on to beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30-13.

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Bombers Say They Need to ‘Take Care of Business’ Against Scrappy Tiger-Cats

Bombers Say They Need to ‘Take Care of Business’ Against Scrappy Tiger-Cats

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols checks out the scoreboard as a trainer patches him up during second half CFL action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, in Regina on Sunday, September 3, 2017. The Blue Bombers and Tiger-Cats may have opposite records, but Winnipeg quarterback Nichols and his 10-3 squad won’t be taking 3-10 Hamilton lightly Friday as the Bombers continue their quest for a home playoff berth and the Ticats cling to faint post-season hopes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols has seen a lot unexpected things happen in the final stretch of a CFL season.

What the Blue Bombers quarterback doesn’t want to occur Friday is his 10-3 Bombers losing to the 3-10 Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

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Disabled Winnipeg Football Player Reaches Settlement with Bishop’s University

Disabled Winnipeg Football Player Reaches Settlement with Bishop’s University

By The Canadian Press

Kevin Kwasny
Kevin Kwasny

A former Bishop’s University football player who became mentally and physically disabled after suffering a severe head injury during a game has settled a lawsuit with the school.

Kevin Kwasny of Winnipeg was seeking $13.7 million in damages from Bishop’s in a lawsuit that was to go to trial Thursday in Montreal.

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Blue Bombers Beat Redblacks 29-9 for Fifth Straight Home Win

Blue Bombers Beat Redblacks 29-9 for Fifth Straight Home Win

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Maurice Leggett
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Maurice Leggett (31) intercepts the pass intended for Ottawa Redblacks’ Greg Ellingson (82) during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols knew rainy weather called for extra concentration handling a slippery football.

The quarterback didn’t have too much of a problem, throwing for 319 yards and two touchdowns as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 29-9 on Friday.

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Bombers Defence Expecting to Be Tested Third-String Redblacks QB

Bombers Defence Expecting to Be Tested Third-String Redblacks QB

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Ryan Lindley
Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Ryan Lindley throws a pass during first half CFL pre-season football action against the Montreal Alouettes in Montreal, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Quarterback Lindley is making his first CFL start for the Redblacks Friday, but Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea cautioned his team is competing against the visitors’ offensive system, not just one player. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

WINNIPEG – Maurice Leggett and Jackson Jeffcoat aren’t salivating at the thought of going up against a third-string quarterback on Friday.

The Blue Bombers are hosting an Ottawa Redblacks squad that’s expected to be led by pivot Ryan Lindley, who would be making his first CFL start.

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