Canadiens' Geoffrion retires following head injury

Updated: July 15, 2013, 4:07 PM ET
Associated Press

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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