Nick Arbuckle Edmonton Elks Ottawa Redblacks

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks acquired quarterback Nick Arbuckle from the Edmonton Elks on Monday in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2023 CFL Draft.

The trade gives the Redblacks some depth under center after Jeremiah Masoli was injured in a 28-13 loss to Saskatchewan on Friday.

“We’re pleased to be able to add Nick to our locker room at this point of the season,” Redblacks general manager Shawn Burke said in a release. “He’s an experienced player in our league and we look forward to having him on our side as a member of the RNation family.”

Arbuckle completed 74 of 115 passes for 892 yards over five games with the Elks this season. He threw two touchdown passes and was intercepted eight times.

The 28-year-old native of Oxnard, Calif., has played in 48 career regular-season CFL games with Calgary, Toronto and Edmonton. He won a Gray Cup with the Stampeders in 2018.

Masoli, meanwhile, will need surgery to repair a bone-related leg injury, a team spokesman said. He’s expected to miss 10 to 12 weeks.

The Elks, who are last in the West Division standings at 1-4, return to action Thursday in Montreal.

The 0-4 Redblacks, who share the East base with Hamilton, will visit the Tiger-Cats on Saturday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 11, 2022.

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