The Hamilton Bulldogs have signed defenceman Mike Commodore to a professional try-out contract.
The 33-year-old has spent parts of 11 seasons in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning.
The 6'4", 225-pound blueliner is scheduled to join the Bulldogs on Saturday in time for Hamilton's game on Sunday at Copps Coliseum versus Lake Erie.
Meantime, Bulldogs forward Blake Geoffrion, who suffered a depressed skull fracture during a game versus the Syracuse Crunch on November 9th at Bell Centre, issued the following statement today.
“I want to sincerely thank all fans, friends, family members and everyone from the hockey world for the incredible support I have received. I was cleared by the neurosurgeon and the Club’s medical staff to return home for a three-week period of complete rest. I am very happy to be home for Thanksgiving. I would like to thank Dr. Mulder and the Club’s medical staff, as well as the entire medical personnel at the Montreal General Hospital for their extraordinary care. I am very grateful to Geoff Molson and Marc Bergevin for the unrelenting support they have shown myself and the members of my family. I also wish to thank all members of the media for respecting this healing period” said Geoffrion.
Geoffrion underwent successful surgery on November 9th and is out indefinitely, and the medical staff is expecting a complete recovery from his injury.