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Geoffrion tells Canadiens he is considering retirement

TSN.ca Staff

3/13/2013 4:30:04 PM

Blake Geoffrion has informed the Montreal Canadiens that he is considering retirement from professional hockey following an injury that he suffered last November.

Geoffrion suffered a depressed skull fracture after taking a hit from Syracuse Crunch defenceman Jean-Philippe Cote during an AHL game at Montreal's Bell Centre in November.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Canadiens said Geoffrion notified general manager Marc Bergevin that his condition has shown no significant improvement since he underwent surgery on Nov. 10, the day after the incident.

The team also said that there will be no further comment on the situation until further notice.

Grandson of Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion and great-grandson of Howie Morenz, the 25-year-old was the 2010 Hobey Baker winner as the top U.S. collegiate player. He recorded 28 goals and 22 assists through 40 games with the University of Wisconsin in his final year at school.

Geoffrion was a second round selection of the Nashville Predators, 56th overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft before being traded to the Canadiens in exchange for Hal Gill on Feb. 25, 2012.

He has four goals and two assists through 10 games this season with the Bulldogs, and has registered eight goals and five assists with a plus-3 rating in 55 career NHL games.