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Thrashers Prospect Patrice Cormier Pleads Guilty To Assault

The saga that was caused by this hit is finally over:

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Patrice Cormier pled guilty to assault causing bodily harm in a Quebec court. He was given an unconditional discharge, which is a preferable outcome to him pleading not guilty and losing in trial. If that were to happen, his ability to travel outside of Canada would have been limited, effectively sidelining this season with the Chicago Wolves (or Thrashers).

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.