Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/17/14
from Scott Radley of the Hamilton Spectator, Six hours earlier, they’d settled into their seats in Montreal’s Bell Centre to watch their son play on the family’s ancestral ice. Now it was just after 1 a.m. on Saturday and the doctors had popped out into the waiting room with some knee-buckling news. Surgery had removed a silver dollar-sized chunk of Blake Geoffrion’s skull and replaced it with a titanium plate. The convulsions had stopped. But his future rode on the next half-hour. “They said, ‘In 30 minutes, when we run another CT scan, if the brain swells, Blake could be waking up with brain damage,’” his dad says. The story Danny Geoffrion tells of what happened Friday night — the part that starts after the clip you saw on the sports shows — is every sports parent’s nightmare. Even the parent of a pro athlete. continued
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