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Canadiens prospect Blake Geoffrion hospitalized with head injury

Nov 9, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

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Canadiens prospect Blake Geoffrion was the victim of a head injury when he fell to the ice following a hit from Jean-Philippe Cote, La Presse writer Marc Antoine Godin reports. There was blood on the ice as he exited Friday’s game between Geoffrion’s AHL Hamilton Bulldogs and the Syracuse Crunch.

He was hospitalized and needed surgery, according to Canadian Press writer Heather Engel.

The good news is that Bulldogs head coach Sylvain Lefebvre said that the injury isn’t life-threatening.

Beyond that, not much information has been released yet regarding the nature or severity of Geoffrion’s injury.

Geoffrion was taken in the second round of the 2008 NHL entry draft and excelled with the University of Wisconsin. Over the past few years, Geoffrion he been trying to establish himself at the NHL level and has 55 combined games with the Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators on his resume.

Update: Cote’s skate might have made contact with Geoffrion’s head based on reports from Marc Antoine Godin and the Montreal Gazette.

  1. rushledger - Nov 9, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    That’s horrible I hope he makes a full recovery.

  2. sjsharks66 - Nov 9, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    Oh my god, hope everything is ok!

  3. natlbnkilr - Nov 9, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Get well soon Blake… Great kid with a bright future. – Nashville Preds Fan

  4. blomfeld - Nov 10, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Take care friend, you’re in our thoughts …

  5. zach28 - Nov 10, 2012 at 2:43 AM

    hopefully he gets well soon and back on the ice!!!! from a leafs fan

  6. soj83 - Nov 10, 2012 at 3:22 AM

    found the hit on youtube

    doesn’t seem like a bad hit, but the skate does come up. hope he’s ok, he’s got a bright future ahead of him.

  7. rodeoclowndc - Nov 10, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    What f*cking moron is on here giving THUMBS DOWN to people wishing that a kid gets better after being hospitalized?

    Why don’t you step away from the computer for a minute and go play in traffic!

  8. arbruins - Nov 10, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Hope he gets well soon, hate to see this stuff happen.

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