Former Wisconsin captain Blake Geoffrion was back in Montreal this week, but unfortunately it's still going to be some time before the former Badger can even think about stepping back onto the ice.
If you recall back from November, Geoffrion suffered a serious head injury in a minor league game during the NHL lockout that put him in critical condition.
An NHL prospect of the Montreal Canadiens, had been playing with their top farm club, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Geoffrion was leading the club in scoring through 10 games with four goals and two assists.
In a game Nov. 9th vs Syracuse, Crunch forward J.P. Cote landed a hip check on the former Badger center and sent him tumbling to the ice. Geoffrion's legs flew up in the air after impact, and his head was thrust into the ice.
The game was being played at the Bell Centre in Montreal, and Geoffrion was rushed to a local hospital immediately. According to the Canadiens, Geoffrion suffered a depressed skull fracture and doctors performed surgery immediately that night.
Geoffrion spoke with the Montreal media Wednesday, and noted that he's doing better and better every day.
A Brentwood, Tenn. native, Geoffrion saw his four year career at Wisconsin culminate with an appearance in the 2010 Frozen Four. Geoffrion was also named that season's Hobey Baker winner, which is awarded to the top player in college hockey.
The grandson of Bernie "Boom-Boom" Geoffrion, and great-grandson of Howie Morenz, Geoffrion is the NHL's first four generation player.
On behalf of everyone at Bucky's 5th Quarter, we wish Blake the best of luck in his recovery.
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