An arbitrator has upheld a two-game suspension to B.C. Lions defensive lineman Khalif Mitchell.
This stems back from an incident at B.C. Place Stadium last month when Mitchell hyper-extended the arm of Eskimos offensive lineman Simeon Rottier.
Mitchell decided last month to appeal the suspension, a right Eskimo head coach Kavis Reed say CFL player have at their disposal.
"I don't fault him or begrudge him for using what's available to him in the system," Reed explained. "For us, we hope the process works in a certain way. We lost Simeon and have lost Simeon for the last four weeks, could be longer it looks like and we're never going to recapture those games and Simeon is never going to recapture those games in his career."
Reed says he hoping to have Rottier back in the lineup on August 27th when the Eskimos visit the Toronto Argonauts.
Meanwhile, the Eskimos host the Montreal Alouettes on Friday.
Running back Cory Boyd will be added to the 46-man roster and his playing status will be a game-time decision.
Defensive lineman Marcus Howard (hamstring) and Ted Laurent (ankle) are out for Friday.
Game-time is 7pm, 630 CHED has the pre-game show at 5:30pm.