Montreal Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion will be out indefinitely, but the medical staff is expecting a complete recovery from his injury, the team announced on Thursday.
Geoffrion suffered a head injury during a game between the Syracuse Crunch and the Hamilton Bulldogs on Nov. 9 at the Bell Centre. He was caught with his head down as he drove along the boards by Syracuse Crunch defenceman Jean-Philippe Cote in the first period.
The 24-year-old underwent successful surgery that night for treatment of a depressed skull fracture.
On Thursday, he released the following statement:
“I want to sincerely thank all fans, friends, family members and everyone from the hockey world for the incredible support I have received. I was cleared by the neurosurgeon and the Club’s medical staff to return home for a 3-week period of complete rest. I am very happy to be home for Thanksgiving. I would like to thank Dr. Mulder and the Club’s medical staff, as well as the entire medical personnel at the Montreal General Hospital for their extraordinary care. I am very grateful to Geoff Molson and Marc Bergevin for the unrelenting support they have shown myself and the members of my family. I also wish to thank all members of the media for respecting this healing period.”