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Geoffrion stable after surgery for skull fracture

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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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