Kootenay Ice forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon, who contracted a form of acute bacterial meningitis late last month, is awake and out of intensive care at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The Saskatoon Health Region on Tuesday updated the condition of Bozon, who is attempting to feed himself and speak.
Bozon was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Royal University Hospital March 1 with Neisseria Meningitidis. The 2012 third-round pick (No. 64) of the Canadiens had been in an induced coma since being admitted to the ICU.
The Western Hockey League has established a trust fund to assist the Bozon family with medical and rehabilitation costs.
Bozon, who had 30 goals and 62 points in 50 games for Kootenay this season, was admitted to Royal University Hospital the morning after scoring a goal in 4-2 victory against the Saskatoon Blades in Saskatoon on Feb. 28. It was at that time Bozon's parents were contacted and joined their 19-year-old son at the hospital in Saskatoon after arriving from their home in Cureglia, Switzerland.