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Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon placed in induced coma on Thursday

Mar 8, 2014, 6:37 PM EDT

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Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon was placed in an induced coma on Thursday, according to QMI Agency. The 19-year-old has been hospitalized with bacterial meningitis since March 1 and remains in critical condition.

Les Lazaruk (the radio announcer of the Saskatoon Blades) said that he isn’t certain when doctors might try to wake Bozon from that induced coma. His parents have been with him since Sunday.

The Center for Disease Control notes that people in a “community setting” may be at higher risk of transmitting the disease, which explains why certain players who’ve come into contact with Bozon have been given antibiotics. Here is a little more information about the disease via the CDC:

Bacterial meningitis is usually severe. While most people with meningitis recover, it can cause serious complications, such as brain damage, hearing loss, or learning disabilities.

The Canadiens selected Bozon with the 64th pick of the 2012 NHL Draft. He scored 62 points in 50 games with the WHL’s Kootenay Ice so far this season.

  1. pens87 - Mar 8, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Such a shame. Wishing him and his family the best during this tough time. Hoping for a full recovery.

  2. crazemastercraze - Mar 8, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Sad. Speedy recover kid

  3. opattytheirishrover - Mar 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Ya got all of us rooting for you in your corner, you groovy cat. Hope these positives vibes get passed to you!

    Blessings.

  4. flyerguy73 - Mar 8, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    That’s scary. Get feeling better quick!

  5. sjsharks66 - Mar 8, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    That is terrible. Hope he has a fast recovery!!

  6. bruinsfan55 - Mar 8, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Here’s wishing for a fast recovery!

  7. govtminion - Mar 8, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    As a hockey fan, you spend so much time looking at the players wearing the ‘wrong uniform’ and booing them… then something like this, or Letang’s stroke hits, and you get that sad reminder that at the end of the day these are people still, no matter what jersey they wear.

    Here’s hoping he comes out of this okay. Thoughts are with him and his family.

  8. 127taringa - Mar 9, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Hoping you a sound recovery soon.

  9. jmm8771 - Mar 9, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Wow, hope he recovers quickly

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