Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DEVELOPING: Cormier Avoids Record With Guilty Plea

Atlanta Thrashers winger Patrice Cormier will not have a criminal record despite pleading guilty to an assault charge stemming from his ice-plowing of Mikael Tam last season.

Cormier, who originally pleaded not guilty last month, changed his plea when he appeared in court. He will not have a criminal record, meaning he will be able to travel to the United States.

Thus, being able to keep his job at present...

To recap, Cormier was playing for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last January when he elbowed Quebec Remparts defenseman Mikael Tam in the head.

Here's the story as it appeared back then...
FOSG John Lu was with the Remparts...
((HT: TSN/Youtube))

Tam spent a night in hospital after the blow and returned to the lineup shortly thereafter. Cormier was suspended for the season.

The judge granted the discharge after an agreement was reached among the parties.

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