Montreal Canadiens prospect Blake Geoffrion who comes from the famous hockey bloodline of Gefffrion’s with 4 generations deep of NHL experience, including the original hall of famer Boom Boom suffered an absolutely devastating injury last week. Due to the NHL lockout he was playing with the Habs minor league affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs going against the Syracuse Crunch. The following hit was laid out on him by the Crunch’s Jean-Phillippe Cote:Watch this video on YouTube Embedded with WP YouTube Lyte.After seeing this hit many time on replay I am still baffled how it resulted in what Geoffrian’s had to go through in the hospital which was sa depressed (or compressed) skull fracture. It means part of his skull has a concave shape. During a CT scan, he suffered a seizure due to piece of skull had been pushed into his brain.It’s just awful and devastating. Your heart has to go out young Geoffrian. This has to be the WORST possible outcome that one could ever imagine from a hit of that nature. In my lifetime of watching hockey 20+ years I can’t say that I have seen a hit like this produce such a terrible final result. Their have been several worse hits in the history of the game that didn’t have a final result this brutal.Right now it remains to be seen as to whether or not Geoffrian will be able to recover to the extent required to resume his pro hockey career. However, one positive note has finally come from the situation which was him being released from the hospital yesterday after spending a full week in intensive care. As per the CBC report during that time doctors were able to work their magic and save him from any life threatening and even severe brain damage issues.On Monday, Geoffrion’s father, former NHL player Danny Geoffrion, told CBC News that doctors had made several life-saving decisions and that he expects his son to make a full recovery.“If it wasn’t for a couple of quick calls that the trainer and the doctor made there on the spot to get him into the ambulance and into the hospital, Blake could not have been here with us today or have severe brain damage.”All I can say is wow. Thankfully doctors have the ability and technology they do these days. They truly are the most under appreciated people in our society. We wish nothing but the best for Geoffrion in his recovery. If he can make it back to playing professional hockey it would be a real special moment. Should he not and I refuse to rule anybody out that a certain mindset even more important would the functionability of his brain which would allow to still live a great life not playing the sport he loves.