Hamilton Bulldogs forward Blake Geoffrion was released from the Montreal General Hospital on Wednesday after undergoing surgery last weekend for a depressed skull fracture.
“You almost have to think it’s a miracle,” Danny Geoffrion said about his son’s recovery.
Blake has to take it easy and avoid heavy-lifting. His son says he gets tired very quickly, which is normal, Geoffrion added.
Blake managed to walk around in downtown Montreal on Wednesday for half an hour and have lunch with his fiancée, Katelyn, and his mother, Kelly, Geoffrion said.
Blake was injured when he was checked by Syracuse Crunch defenceman J.P. Côté. He skated off the ice on his own, hunched over, and was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery for the skull fracture.
“He just can’t believe that this has happened. And that’s what is so tough mentally,” Geoffrion told The Gazette.
“He’s just asking himself the ‘why’ question.”
Blake is scheduled to see David Mulder, the Canadiens’ head team physician and chief surgeon, next week.
“He’s hoping that he’ll get some clearance to be able to go home,” Geoffrion said.