Hamilton Bulldogs forward Blake Geoffrion had successful surgery Friday night and remains in intensive care at a Montreal hospital, reports The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs.
Geoffrion, 24, underwent surgery for a depressed skull fracture, the Canadiens said in a medical update early Saturday afternoon. His condition is stable and medical staff expect him to make a full recovery from the injury, the team said.
Geoffrion was injured during the Bulldogs game against the Syracuse Crunch at the Bell Centre.
Bulldogs head coach Sylvain Lefebvre announced after the game that Geoffrion was undergoing surgery following an injury to his head.
Lefebvre said the injury was not life-threatening.
“We’re going to update you guys as soon as we know more,” Lefebvre told reporters. “But as far as Blake is concerned right now he is under good care.”
Geoffrion was checked by Syracuse defenceman J.P. Côté as he skated into the Syracuse end of the rink midway through the first period. Geoffrion struck his head on the ice and lost some blood, but left the ice under his own steam.
He was rushed to a Montreal hospital. His parents were with him.