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Blake Geoffrion Retires at Age 25

15 July 2013 - 04:05 PM

Montreal Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion announced his retirement on Monday.


The 25-year-old had been considering stepping away from hockey due to lingering effects of a skull fracture and concussion suffered during an American Hockey League game in November.


Geoffrion, the grandson of Canadiens legend Bernie Geoffrion and great-grandson of superstar Howie Morenz, notified general manager Marc Bergevin in March that he might retire.


"After suffering an injury in November and taking time to recover and reflect, I have decided to step away from the game of hockey for the time being," Geoffrion said in a statement Monday.





Derek Meech to KHL

14 July 2013 - 03:49 PM

Former Winnipeg Jets defenceman Derek Meech has signed to play with Dinamo Minsk of KHL.


Meech was an unrestricted free agent this off-season.


In 144 career NHL games, Meech scored four goals and 17 points.


The five-foot-11, 200-pound blue-liner was originally drafted by the Red Wings in the seventh round of the 2002 NHL Draft.




Stoll Taken to Hospital After Suffering Seizure

03 July 2013 - 02:25 PM

Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning after suffering a seizure in his home, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi told the Los Angeles Times.


Stoll reportedly underwent several tests and is expected to be released later in the day.


“Everything is OK. They've run some tests and they still had another one to run,” Lombardi told The Times. “The bottom line is that he's fine.”


Stoll was concussed by a Raffi Torrest hit in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals and missed significant time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He would return for the Game 1 of the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks.


Stoll does have a history with concussions as he also missed the final 30 games of the 2007 season due to a concussion while playing for the Edmonton Oilers.




Red Wings cut ties with Tom McCollum

02 July 2013 - 03:24 PM

The Detroit Red Wings had high hopes for big goaltender Tom McCollum when they drafted him in the first round, with the 30th overall pick, in 2008.


McCollum didn't pan out, however, and now he will be moving on. The Red Wings will not tender the restricted free agent a qualifying offer, relinquishing his rights.





No surprise here. Pity it didn't work.