Patrice Cormier, the highly-touted prospect obtained in the Ilya Kovalchuk deal, finally made his NHL debut this season for the Thrashers. It just started late and ended early. Cormier was lost to a broken foot on the eve of training camp. After healing and playing less than a dozen games in the minors he made his debut. However, the forward was limited to 21 games before suffering a season-ending concussion.
Cormier finished with a goal and an assist.
In the next-to-last of a series of interviews with Thrashers players following the 2010-11 season, here is some of what Cormier had to say about finally playing in the NHL and what he looks forward to next season.
Q. Can you talk about your season? I imagine it was difficult considering the broken foot early on and then suffering a concussion after finally joining the team?
A. I think that sums it. I could only play 30-something games. Going into the summer, I just want to get cleared to work out. That’s the key.
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