Copied from today's Spec:
Three starters (receiver Arland Bruce, defensive lineman Justin Hickman and safety Dylan Barker) all missed practice yesterday and two other Canadians, Barker's back up Ray Wladichuk and receiver Adam Nicholson, were also out of action.
It created a merry-go-round of personnel changes at practice yesterday.
"It's a challenge," Bellefeuille admitted. "The biggest thing is when you have to practice people at different positions, even though you're fairly certain the starters are going to play. It takes reps away from guys and that hurts your execution."
Bellefeuille said Bruce was a lock to play Friday while he described Barker as "probable." Hickman and Nicholson are listed as "day-to-day" while Wladichuk is the only surefire scratch.
Bruce would be the biggest hole to fill.
"Arland will play. Period. If we wanted him to practice today, he could have," said the head coach. "He's played this game for a long time and it's more important to have him as close to 100 per cent as we can have him."