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Canadiens prospect Bozon in critical condition

Wednesday, 03.05.2014 / 5:36 PM / News

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Canadiens prospect Bozon in critical condition
Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon, 19, is in critical condition in a hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with meningitis.

Montreal Canadiens forward prospect Tim Bozon, 19, remained in critical condition at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with a form of acute bacterial meningitis Wednesday, according to a statement released by the Western Hockey League.

Bozon, who plays in the WHL with the Kootenay Ice, was admitted to the hospital Saturday, a day after he scored a goal in 4-2 victory against the Saskatoon Blades.

Bozon, a 2012 third-round pick (No. 64) of the Canadiens, wasn't feeling well and was admitted to the hospital where he was diagnosed with neisseria meningitis. The WHL said public health officials were trying to ensure that anyone who made contact with the team and player was receiving proper medical treatment.

Bozon's parents, Philippe and Helene Bozon, traveled from their home in Switzerland to be with their son. Tim Bozon was born in St. Louis during the time his father played for the St. Louis Blues.

Health officials confirmed Wednesday that players from teams in the league where there was potential contact have been offered an antibiotic. Saskatoon Blades president Steve Hogle said that all his players and team personnel were administered antibiotics as a precaution as meningitis can be fatal if not treated quickly.

"We're following the lead and the recommendations of the local health authorities and the Western Hockey League," Hogle told CBC News Wednesday. "We've done everything that they have asked.

"We're doing everything in our power to support the family and to make it as easy as possible while they're here."

Bozon started the season with the Kamloops Blazers but was traded to Kootenay on Oct. 22. In 63 games this season he has 33 goals and 36 assists.

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