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Geoffrion Retires After Head Injury


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In March, Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion told the team he was considering retiring from hockey at 25 after suffering a serious head injury. On Monday he did just that, announcing he is hanging up the skates.

In a statement released by the Canadiens, Geoffrion called it quits on a career that ended way too soon.

"After suffering an injury in November and taking time to recover and reflect, I have decided to step away from the game of hockey for the time being. I would like to thank Geoff Molson, Marc Bergevin, the entire Montreal Canadiens organization as well as the Hamilton Bulldogs organization for everything they have done for me. They have been unwavering in their support, professionalism and kindness. I cannot thank them enough " Geoffrion said.

You might note that Geoffrion didn't exactly close the door, saying he's retiring "for the time being" but you can expect that we've seen the last of Geoffrion as a player.

Geoffrion, the grandson of Hall of Fame player Bernie Boom Boom Geoffrion and son of Dan Geoffrion, suffered a depressed skull fracture from a big hit in an AHL game last November. It was his first season with the Canadiens organization after he was traded to Montreal fromNashville .

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