SASKATOON – Tim Bozon, a Montreal Canadiens prospect whose hockey career was in question after being diagnosed with meningitis after a WHL game in Saskatoon, is back on the ice and set to play in an international tournament.
NHL.com is reporting Bozon, 20, is set to compete for France at an under-23 tournament starting July 31 in the Czech Republic.
The news comes just over four months after Bozon was taken to Royal University Hospital on March 1 after a game between his Kootenay Ice and the Saskatoon Blades.
He was diagnosed with Neisseria meningitis and placed in a medically induced coma to reduce the swelling around his brain.
Bozon was listed in critical condition but improved and was slowly woken from his coma while continuing his recovery.
The prognosis for Bozon playing hockey again was guarded at the time of his release four weeks later.
The 2012 third-round pick of the Canadiens has been working with the team’s training staff since his release and started skating again on June 5.