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Geoffrion stable after surgery for skull fracture

Saturday, 11.10.2012 / 1:24 PM / News

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Geoffrion stable after surgery for skull fracture
Blake Geoffrion is in stable condition after successful surgery Friday night, the Montreal Canadiens announced Saturday.

Blake Geoffrion is in stable condition after successful surgery Friday night, the Montreal Canadiens announced Saturday.

Geoffrion was treated for a depressed skull fracture, an injury that occurred in the first period Friday while he played for the Hamilton Bulldogs, Montreal's American Hockey League affiliate. Geoffrion, the grandson of Bernie "Boom-Boom" Geoffrion and great-grandson of Howie Morenz, remains in the intensive care unit at a Montreal hospital -- the game was played at Bell Centre -- but the Canadiens' medical staff expects him to make a full recovery.

The first fourth-generation NHL player, Geoffrion was a second-round pick by Nashville in the 2006 NHL Draft. He was traded to the franchise his grandfather and great-grandfather forged Hall of Fame careers with in February as part of a package before the deadline for defenseman Hal Gill.

Geoffrion has eight goals and 13 points in 55 career NHL games, including 13 contests with the Canadiens last season.

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