Skip to content

Habs’ Geoffrion must be patient with recovery process

Nov 25, 2012, 7:08 PM EDT

Comments Off on Habs’ Geoffrion must be patient with recovery process
Blake Geoffrion Getty Images

Athletes – especially NHL players – are known for fighting through injuries and sometimes defying doctors’ orders. Still, in the case of Blake Geoffrion, the Tennessean’s Josh Cooper discusses the patience needed for him to recover from a depressed skull fracture on Nov. 9.

His father Danny hopes that Blake Geoffrion can avoid the urge to get ahead of schedule.

“Blake is going to have to be very patient in this whole cycle,” Danny said. “Any athlete … he’s going to get antsier and antsier with every week that goes by and all that. He’s going to have to discipline himself to follow the directions of the doctors and go by exactly what they say until one day they give him the green light.”

So far, he’s able to eat normally and go for walks, but his father said that he’s “unable to do much else.”

Still, it’s impressive that he was able to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in a fairly typical fashion considering the fact that the injury happened about two weeks ago.

The Montreal Canadiens expect him to make a full recovery, but again, that will require a measured approach.

Related: Geoffrion releases statement thanking supporters

Latest Posts
  1. Wright signs with Islanders after campaign in KHL

    Jul 2, 2015, 8:56 AM EDT

    James Wright Getty Images

    He was playing with the Winnipeg Jets before heading to Croatia.

  2. Here’s who’s left after Day 1 of free agency

    Jul 2, 2015, 12:43 AM EDT

    st.louis Getty Images

    Some interesting players still need deals.

  3. PHT’s 2015 free agent frenzy tracker

    Jul 1, 2015, 11:15 PM EDT

    Mike Green Getty Images

    All the signings from what promises to be a busy day.

  4. Habs sign Barberio to a one-year, two-way deal

    Jul 1, 2015, 6:45 PM EDT

    Mark Barberio Mark Barberio

    The contract pays the 25-year-old $600,000.

  5. Columbus character: Blue Jackets ink Gregory Campbell

    Jul 1, 2015, 6:34 PM EDT

    Gregory Campbell AP

    It’s reportedly two-years, $3 million.

  6. Report: Brassard should be ready for training camp after wrist surgery

    Jul 1, 2015, 6:16 PM EDT

    Derick Brassard AP

    The Rangers were a banged-up group in the playoffs.

  7. Preds trade goalie Hellberg to Rangers

    Jul 1, 2015, 6:09 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Los Angeles Kings Getty Images

    Was the first netminder taken at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

  8. Kessel trade shows Leafs are trying to ‘build this thing the right way’

    Jul 1, 2015, 4:53 PM EDT

    Official Announcement Of Mike Babcock As Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach Getty Images

    “We are here to build a team that is capable of winning a Stanley Cup. There are no shortcuts to go around doing that.”

  9. B’s re-sign Spooner: two years, $1.9 million

    Jul 1, 2015, 4:06 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Winnipeg Jets Getty Images

    23-year-old had 18 points in 29 games last year.

  10. Green signs with Red Wings — 3 years, $18 million

    Jul 1, 2015, 4:05 PM EDT

    Mike Green Getty Images

    Moves on from Washington, the team that drafted him in 2004.

  11. ‘It’s hard to find players like Phil Kessel’

    Jul 1, 2015, 3:38 PM EDT

    Phil Kessel Getty Images

    Penguins GM considers his new winger in the same class as Alex Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos.

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. M. Richards (2424)
  2. D. Hamilton (2397)
  3. C. Talbot (1996)
  4. S. Gagner (1927)
  5. R. O'Reilly (1893)
  1. E. Etem (1740)
  2. A. Niemi (1738)
  3. R. Lehner (1661)
  4. M. Lucic (1585)
  5. C. Pronger (1558)