The Winnipeg Jets announced Wednesday afternoon that forward Patrice Cormier has been recalled from the St. John’s Ice Caps of the AHL, and will re-join the team for their final two games of the season.
Cormier, 23, was originally called-up by the Jets on March 16th, and after four games, was sent back down to the AHL. He last played with the Ice Caps on Tuesday night, scoring a goal on four shots, helping St. John’s clinch a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Cormier has played in seven games with the Jets this season, and has one assist and 7 penalty minutes.
With the club announcing that Andrew Ladd‘s season is over due to an undisclosed injury earlier on Wednesday, there were just too many holes to fill in the roster to close out the year. He will likely be in a bottom-six role, which is missing it’s usual placeholders in Dustin Byfuglien (muscle tear), James Wright (ankle), and Chris Thorburn (foot), who are all out for the year.
The Jets kick off a season-ending doubleheader on Thursday when they host the Boston Bruins for their final home game of the year. They then travel to face the Calgary Flames on Friday, in their last game of the 2013-14 season.
With the Jets’ injuries piling up in the final week of the regular season, it seems Cormier will be only one of many Ice Caps players to dress for Winnipeg in their final set of games, earning valuable NHL ice-time in front of the Jets’ management team.
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