Cormier penalty coming on Jan. 25

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League said in a statement that a decision in connection with Patrice Cormier's elbow on Mikael Tam will be announced on Monday.

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League said in a statement that a decision in connection with Patrice Cormier's elbow on Mikael Tam, a hit which sent Tam to hospital, will be announced on Monday.

League disciplinarian Raymond Bolduc has been in the process of gathering information from witnesses to the Jan. 17 incident and will review the findings with the league's committee on the weekend, the QMJHL said in a statement released on Wednesday.

Cormier, of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, sent Quebec Remparts defenceman Tam to ice with an elbow to the head at centre ice during the overtime period of the game.

Tam, who went into convulsions, was taken off on a stretcher and hospitalized. He was released from hospital on Monday evening.

Cormier was suspended indefinitely pending the league's investigation.

The Cap-Pelé, N.B., native was named captain to the Canadian world junior team last month and escaped punishment after elbowing a Swedish player in the head during an exhibition clash.

A New Jersey Devils draft pick, Cormier was playing just his third game with the Huskies after getting traded from Rimouski.