Habs prospect Geoffrion on skates again

Montreal Canadiens prospect Blake Geoffrion is back on skates — but still isn't sure if he'll ever play pro hockey again, the Brentwood Home Page reports.

But the Hamilton Bulldog hasn't made any decisions about his playing career

Habs prospect Blake Geoffrion is still mulling over retirement. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)

Montreal Canadiens prospect Blake Geoffrion is back on skates — but still isn't sure if he'll ever play pro hockey again, the Brentwood Home Page reports.

Geoffrion ran a children's hockey camp last week at Lake Forest Academy in Chicago, where he's living.

That was the first time the Habs prospect had skated after suffering a skull fracture during a Hamilton Bulldogs game at the Bell Centre in Montreal against the Syracuse Crunch last year.

"I didn't move on the ice very much...It felt great to get back out there, even though I just kind of glided around," Geoffrion told the Brentwood Home Page.

After a hip-check from Syracuse's Jean-Phillipe Côté in the game last November, Geoffrion's body flipped and his head hit Côté's skate. Days later, he underwent skull surgery in Montreal to repair the damage.

The 25-year-old hasn't indicated whether or not he plans to retire just yet. "I'm still kind of debating, going back and forth on a couple of things but I'm going to decide here pretty soon," he said.

Geoffrion has been doing some light workouts, but nothing too major, he says. "I've just kind of essentially been resting and recovering...(and) just kind of pondering and educating myself on what exactly the future holds."

Geoffrion is the fourth member of his family to suit up for the Canadiens. So did his dad, former NHLer Danny Geoffrion, his grandfather Boom-Boom Geoffrion and his great-grandfather, Howie Morenz.

The youngest Geoffrion played 13 games for Canadiens last season, scoring two goals.