Canadiens' Geoffrion retires following head injury
MONTREAL -- Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion is retiring from the NHL at age 25.
The young forward had been considering stepping away from hockey due to lingering effects of a skull fracture and concussion sustained during an American Hockey League game in November.
He announced his decision on Monday.
Geoffrion, the grandson of former Canadiens star Bernie Geoffrion and great-grandson of Howie Morenz, told Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin in March that he might retire.
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