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Montreal’s Bozon to resume playing after meningitis scare

Jul 18, 2014, 1:25 PM EST

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Another chapter in Tim Bozon’s remarkable recovery story will be written later this month.

On July 31, Bozon — who in March was placed in a medically-induced coma while battling Neisseria Meningitis — will suit up for France at an Under-23 tournament in Ostrava, Czech Republic, per NHL.com.

Bozon has French heritage from his father, ex-NHLer Philippe, and represented France’s senior national team at the 2013 World Hockey Championships.

The return to game action is a welcome development given how much Bozon’s health deteriorated while battling meningitis. He lost a significant amount of weight and his voice was noticeably raspy after he’d been awoken from his coma, but it hasn’t taken him long to regain strength — roughly two months after being discharged from Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Bozon posted pictures of himself skating for the first time since being released from medical care.

A talented, high-scoring winger — he had 62 points in 50 games for WHL Kootenay last year — Bozon was Montreal’s third-round pick (64th overall) at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

  1. terrier92 - Jul 18, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Great news

    Best of luck kid

  2. quinner17 - Jul 18, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    I got to watch him in Cranbrook playing for the Ice lots last season, he’s a great player

  3. lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 18, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Under-23? That’s a thing?

  4. blomfeld - Jul 19, 2014 at 12:27 AM

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    Newsflash Montreal ! … you’ve already lost her for good ! … signed, SC Champion LA Kings Nation ! :)

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