With 20 goals in his previous 22 games, Kootenay Ice forward Tim Bozon was playing so well that nobody paid much attention when his nose suddenly started bleeding during warmups before his Western Hockey League game against the Saskatoon Blades on Feb. 28.
The Montreal Canadiens' third-round pick (No. 64) in the 2012 NHL Draft even scored late in the first period to spark Kootenay's comeback from a two-goal deficit for a 4-2 win. The next morning he was rushed to a hospital and placed in a medically induced coma.
Five months removed from a bout with a severe form of meningitis, Bozon is returning to the ice with an eye on Canadiens training camp in September.