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Blake Geoffrion says he's going to 'step away' from hockey

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Former Predator and Brentwood resident Blake Geoffrion announced he will step away from hockey for the time being in a series of Tweets he posted Monday afternoon. 

"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," he wrote on his Twitter account

"I would like to thank Geoff Molson, Marc Bergevin, the entire Montreal Canadiens organization as well as the Hamilton Bulldogs organization for everything they have done for me. They have been unwavering in their support, professionalism and kindness. I cannot thank them enough. Big thanks to all the fans of hockey as well," he added.

Geoffrion sustained a depressed skull fracture during an American hockey league game last November. 

Recognized as the first NHL player to come out of the Nashville youth hockey system, Geoffrion was drafted in the second round of the 2006 NHL Draft by the Predators.

After a short stint in Nashville he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens where he played from 2011-2012. 

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