Cormier on the mend

Patrice Cormier returned to Atlanta on Thursday to have the hard cast removed from his broken right foot. The Thrashers prospect is now wearing a walking boot but using crutches to get around.

“It’s day by day,” Cormier said Friday at the Thrashers-Lightning game at Philips Arena. I’ll see the doctor every couple of days. I still need the crutches. I can’t put full pressure on it. We are starting at 25 percent weight on my foot. I think it’s a good sign. I’m starting to walk on it a little bit. Not too much pressure on it right now.”

Cormier said he will remain in Atlanta at least for the short term to visit doctors for occasional X-rays to monitor the progress of the broken foot. The injury occurred while blocking a shot during a rookie camp scrimmage on the day before training camp in September. Suddenly the prospect’s chance at making it to the NHL was halted.

“It wasn’t a clean break,” Cormier said. “It was a shatter a little bit. It’s healed but I’m going to follow the doctor’s orders.”

Cormier hopes that he will be off the crutches in a week.

Cormier returned home to Canada following the injury. Last week he had the assault charge against him for an on-ice hit in a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game unconditionally discharged. He spent the rest of the time with family and working out.

“I spent time with my family, friends, girlfriend,” Cormier said. “I had nothing else to do. I went to the gym in the morning and worked out my upper body, stretched out, did whatever I could. Mostly family time and trying to keep busy to forget about the foot.”

26 comments Add your comment


October 23rd, 2010
9:19 am

It appears we might need this guy after the last two games.


October 23rd, 2010
9:32 am

We stink. No defense, no scoring, no brains and no heart. My interest in this team is fading fast.


October 23rd, 2010
9:43 am

Cormier is extremely unlikely to provide any offensive spark. Players of his type tend to take more time in development then Dudley has led you to believe. There are already enough guys on the team who can’t score goals. I’m hoping sanity prevails and he gets sent to the Wolves where he will have the chance to work on his game under less pressure than he’d face playing here.

Puck Like A Porn Star

October 23rd, 2010
10:26 am

Glad to hear Cormier’s coming around. What about the Thrashers offense?


October 23rd, 2010
10:33 am

Looks like the Thrashers have some work to do today. Now let’s head over to the forum for some practice. Oh, wait, we’re playing the capitals today. Eh, no biggie. *sarcasm*


October 23rd, 2010
10:57 am

I blame ownership and management AGAIN!

Some very optimistic people acted like the Chicago acquisitions were going to make us a bonafide playoff contender, which is mind numbing. Was anyone else paying attention to what we were losing in that same offseason?

I’m no analyast, but I still say that for certain, we need a few more moderately priced PROVEN forwards to have any chance of being a consistent threat. ASG and management should have either dropped a little more coin to retain some of our guys at the forward positions this summer or dropped more coin going after other forwards and of course they didn’t…now here we go again.


October 23rd, 2010
12:27 pm

any updates on bogosian? how serious was this injury?

boulton orr

October 23rd, 2010
1:02 pm

“We stink. No defense, no scoring, no brains and no heart”. – that’s pretty much it in a nutshell. i don’t really miss the days of pass it to number 17…but we could at least pass it. this team can’t even do that. Hainsey is putrid. Byfuglien looked like the best player last night for us…had more shots on net than Evander Kane. BOO-LAND.

Thrashy Thrashy

October 23rd, 2010
1:32 pm

For fans who have seen one good team in eleven years, I really wonder where the hell some of you get off. You quit on this team seven games in. Really? You’ve lost hope in seven games? How the hell can you be a Thrashers fan? We never have a chance. Stop acting like we’re supposed to and maybe, just maybe, you will be pleased with the results. Otherwise, put a sock in it.

My glass is always half-full with the Ze Trasher because my expectations are always low. Take a lesson from that and you’ll appreciate anything good that comes your way.


October 23rd, 2010
2:09 pm

Thrashy Thrashy I’m glad you got your rosey colored glasses on, but most of us pessimistic Thrashers fans are merely being realistic (so far as this organization’s concerned). We watch this team and pull for them regardless, that’s obvious, but we calls spades spades, cuz we demand more from the upper ups who’ve squandered opportunity after opportunity to have a moderately (at the very least) successful team.

There’s nothing more patriotic (so to speak) than voicing your criticisms out of concern, that in fact shows passion and interest. To paraphrase/quote CRASS out of context, (we’re) “tired of looking through s**t stained glass” we want a real organization top to bottom.


October 23rd, 2010
2:25 pm

Afterthought for Thrashy Thrashyand I’m not trying argue really, but you said all that needs to be said, we’ve had one bad performance in the first round of the playoffs in ELEVEN YEARS.

I’m outspoken about my love of our old IHL team the Knights, I even used to play in their camps. That insanely entertaining team left to make way for a new arena and this crappy NHL franchise. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Knights used to fill the Omni up or sell it out. Think about that, a mere IHL team, yes the IHL is no more, but that team could have moved into say the AHL and moved into Philips and I’d be a happy camper along with tens of thousands of other hockey fans in this town. We’ve been had.

Regardless of that fact…LET’S GO THRASHERS!!!


October 23rd, 2010
2:34 pm

I hate afterthoughts, but I guess the Knights had no place to play until Philips was built, but regardless, my point is Atlanta does like hockey and we’d take a solid and entertaining AHL team over a pitiful NHL team anyday. “The bombs bursting in air…gave proof through the KNIGHTS…that our flag was still there”. Need I say more?


boulton orr

October 23rd, 2010
4:24 pm

thrashy thrashy, perhaps a fan can own their opinions and they don’t need your approval or permission to say anything about a team, positive or negative. basically..who died and made you god of thrasher fans ?


October 23rd, 2010
5:10 pm

I am a day one STH and can say every year true Thrasher fans have new hope. However, this year’s version has been undermanned since day one. While we have many grinders, we have few skilled players (maybe none). Our PP should be more about shoot and crash the net instead of multiple passes to set up the perfect play. Our PK should be more about slowing down the opponent in the nuetral zone and corners then standing in the box and not pressuring the puck at all.
Our goaltending should be more about coming out and challenging a shot then backing into the net and giving up the big rebound.
Bottom line, we will never be a big market team with the high salary, but what we can be is a well coached team which leverages its grinder players skills with some added talent. This team does not have all the horses they need.

Old Time Hockey

October 23rd, 2010
6:10 pm

I love the “we’re being realistic” when giving up on the team 7 games in. What a bunch of whiners…why don’t you all skip off to mamby-pamby land. Razorneck, talk about rose colored glasses…the “wildly entertaining” games of the Knights? Really? Because I was a season ticket holder for that team also and the level of play sucked every game I saw. Three steps slower than even the effort we saw from the Thrashers against Buffalo. Kept having the thought that they weren’t that much better than some high level high school teams.

This team has the talent to win and the talent to score. In this NHL there are very few end to end rushes or big blasts from the circle scoring. It’s grind work and crowds in front of the goalie and peppering goalies with shots. “Proven veteran scorers”? Got a list? If this team works the system correctly, you will see scoring from every line. That’s the best recipe for winning these days because its difficult for opposing teams to key on any one line and shut the team down. Give it at least 10 games before you pull your support.


October 23rd, 2010
6:25 pm

Cormier with a cast or boot on his foot has to be better than the stiffs that Rammer is throwing on the ice right now. After such a horrible showing on Wed., you;d think that anyone with any ounce of pride would have pushed the envelope on Friday. What did we get- no effort, no guts, no grit, STINK-O. Rammer obviously picked up his ability to motivate from Johnny A. Both got a “F” in the course.


October 23rd, 2010
7:24 pm

Old Time Hockey, where did I say I was pulling my support? I guess my LET’S GO THRASHERS were somehow taken as sarcasm, otherwise where did that come from?

Next , saying things like “why don’t you all skip off to mamby pamby land” is cleary a line lifted from the current R. Lee Ermey commercial, please knock that off, I’m embarrassed for you.

Back on the Knights alleged lack of quality, if that’s the case please remind me how a AAA hockey team in ATLANTA packed the joint or sold out every home game with a lively crowd? Wait, you don’t have to answer that, that’s rhetorical…you had season tickets.

Fact(s): The Knights had more hustle and heart on their checking lines than almost any line the Thrashers ever did and 3 steps behind the Thrashers last effort is a gross exaggeration and everyone knows it.


October 23rd, 2010
8:55 pm

razorneck13 – Every time I see your screen name it makes me think of Bobby Patrino which really sets my teeth on edge, I despise him and I have no respect for that slinking loser.

Which is unfair to you, of course. It’s just that razorneck looks a lot like razorback.


October 23rd, 2010
10:44 pm

alot of boo birds i see. after tonights game i dont question the staff except for why modin isnt gone and why were still putting slater in the line up he did great last year and has a goal so far which is more than little or peverley that in itself is scary but slates has been taking alot of crap penalties which has hurt us these last two games.


October 23rd, 2010
11:32 pm

THIS is a good team (emphasis on TEAM). We’re still gelling, no question. Chemistry can be VERY illusive. IS very illusive.
However, THIS IS ALSO A VERY YOUNG TEAM! What these guys need more than ANYTHING is support. Here’s a newsflash for some of you guys…. THIS IS NOT LAST YEARS, THE YEAR BEFORE OR BEFORE THAT”S TEAM!!!!! FACT not opinion.

Patience….. these guys are not responsible for the sins of the past.
Damn good effort against the Caps tonite…. didn’t fall behind. Couldn’t hold the lead either.
Much better discipline.

Alexander semin is a BEAST!

See you all Friday, F’N REMATCH!!!!


PS. Can you guess which overpaid Superstar got benched tonite?


October 24th, 2010
12:24 am

oo ooooo was it kovy? i take solice in the fact that someone had the guts to give him the bench.


October 24th, 2010
12:58 am

Kovy had time to make his own NHL Network commercial. “Opulence, I have it.”


October 24th, 2010
1:08 am

uhh michael Slater has taken only two penalties this season. I hardly call that a lot. Just sayin

boulton orr

October 24th, 2010
8:35 am

modin and hainsey are garbage..especially hainsey. meyer..yikes. little has done just that this year..little. we aren’t terrible..i agree we are still coming together as a team..but we need to get this sludge off our team the sooner the better. you couldn’t give meyer away, just like dawes..ugh.


October 24th, 2010
9:40 am

Kovy’s scratch is a little more expensive than bergys
Nj has 15 more years of his crap and 100mill to go
I don’t remember Sid being scratched…hmmm and kovy and don thinks he should be highest paid player

Hockey Biltong

October 24th, 2010
10:51 pm

Y’all don’t go stendek on us……