Calgary Stampeders rule Malik Henry out for season with knee injury

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Calgary Stampeders’ receiver Malik Henry will miss the entire 2024 CFL season after suffering a patellar tendon injury during practice on Tuesday.

“It’s a heart-breaking situation after seeing Malik work so hard to come back from his Achilles tendon injury last year,” said head coach and general manager Dave Dickenson in a statement. “As an organization, we will do everything we can to support Malik. In the meantime, we have to continue in our preparations for the season and have everyone step up to help fill the void.”

The six-foot, 179-pound native of Tifton, Ga. caught 14 passes for 228 yards and one touchdown in three games last season before suffering a season-ending Achilles injury. Henry had a breakout year with the Stampeders in 2022 during which he caught 62 passes for 1,023 yards and eight touchdowns.

The 27-year-old was held out of Calgary’s recent preseason game against the B.C. Lions for precautionary reasons after the opening kickoff was delayed due to the presence of lightning in the area.

The Stampeders have also signed Canadian receiver Colton Hunchak, released Canadian offensive lineman Alexandre Marcoux, and placed Canadian receiver Maxim Malenfant on the retired list.

Hunchak has caught 45 passes for 606 yards over 50 career regular season games with the Stampeders since being selected in the eighth round of the 2019 CFL Draft. The 26-year-old native of Calgary dressed for eight games last season, making six starts.

Marcoux was selected in the fourth round of the 2023 CFL Draft. The six-foot-two, 296-pound blocker played 35 games and made 25 starts over four seasons at McGill, seeing action at left tackle, left guard, centre, and right tackle.

Malenfant went unselected in the 2024 CFL Draft out of the University of Ottawa, where he recorded 37 career receptions for 404 yards and three touchdowns in 26 career games. The five-foot-eight, 200-pound target also logged nine special teams tackles, 111 kickoff return yards, 82 punt return yards, and 18 rushing yards during his time with the Gee-Gees.