(Guelph, ONT) — Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon returned to the ice Thursday, two months after being released from the hospital after a long battle with acute bacterial meningitis.
A third-round pick (No. 64) in the 2012 NHL Draft, the 19-year-old forward posted pictures and video on his Twitter and Instagram accounts of him skating in an unnamed arena and doing stickhandling drills.
“Wow great feeling to be back on the ice!!! #firstime #bozysback” was the message that went along with the series of photos and video.
Bozon, who finished last season with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League, became sick March 1 after a game against the Saskatoon Blades. He was taken to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where he was diagnosed with Neisseria Meningitidis. He spent part of his stay in critical condition and at one point was placed in a medically induced coma. His parents, Philippe and Helene Bozon, traveled from their home in Switzerland to stay with Tim.
He had 33 goals and 69 points in 63 games last season split between the Kamloops Blazers and Kootenay.