Monday, September 20, 2010

DEVELOPING: Cormier Pleads Not Guilty In On-Ice Assault Charge

Atlanta Thrashers prospect Patrice Cormier has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge comming from an elbow thrown during a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game last season.

Cormier was playing for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies last January when he absolutely plowed Quebec Remparts defenseman Mikael Tam with a blow to the head. He was charged with assault causing injury. He was suspended for the remainder of his junior hockey career.

Cormier wasn't in court Monday when a lawyer entered the plea on his behalf. He is currently nursing a broken foot during Atlanta Thrashers training camp.

Tam spent a night in hospital and returned to the lineup shortly after.

Here's how the story broke at the time...
((HT: TSN/Youtube))

And the follow-up with FOSG John Lu...
((HT: TSN/Youtube))

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