April 5, 2012; Raleigh, NC, USA; Montreal Canadiens center Blake Geoffrion (57) is congratulated by the bench after his 2nd period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC center. The Hurricanes defeated the Canadiens 2-1 in the shoot out. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens Issue Statement on Possible Blake Geoffrion Retirement


After reports surfaced on Wednesday that Montreal Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion had decided to retire from the NHL, the Canadiens drafted a statement to explain the forward had simply informed the team that he was contemplating retirement and no decision has been set.

Here is the team’s statement:

The Montreal Canadiens announced that forward Blake Geoffrion notified general manager Marc Bergevin Wednesday that in light of his health condition, which has shown no significant improvement since he underwent surgery last November 10, he felt it was his responsibility to inform the Canadiens’ management that he was considering retiring from professional hockey.

The Montreal Canadiens management, Blake Geoffrion, his agent and family will not comment any further on the situation until further notice.

Geoffrion was initially injured back on November 9 in 2012 during an American Hockey League game. Geoffrian suffered a depressed skull fracture that needed surgery the very next day.

If Geoffrion does retire, we wish him the best in life after hockey.

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