Tim Bozon listed in critical condition

Gregory Shamus

Among all the trades today there is some bad news about prospect Tim Bozon.

Early this week 2012 3rd round draft pick Tim Bozon was admitted to a Saskatoon hospital with what appeared to be a case of meningitis. However an update from Bozon's team the Kootenay Ice reveals that his condition is much more serious than originally believed.

From the Kootenay Ice team site

Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League and the Kootenay Ice hockey club today provided an update on Kootenay Ice player and Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon.

Tim Bozon was admitted to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Saturday, March 1 and has been diagnosed with Neisseria Meningitis. Tim’s parents, Phillippe and Helene Bozon, have been with him at the hospital in Saskatoon since arriving on Sunday from their home in Cureglia, Switzerland. The family has indicated to the WHL that Tim’s condition is critical.

Public health officials are in the process of reviewing the case to ensure all the necessary precautions are taken and anyone who had direct contact with the player receives appropriate treatment.

The WHL requests the privacy of the family be respected during this most difficult time.

Obviously the situation is very serious and Guillaume LeFrancois tweeted out some information on Neisseria Meningitis.

Prior to his hospitalization Bozon was enjoying another successful season in the WHL where he had 64 points in 59 games including 29 goals and 35 assists.  Bozon was also among the hottest scorers in the WHL with 20 goals in his last 23 game played which spans over two months. Among his top performances be a 3 goal effort against Moose Jaw on Feburary 26th.

(via Habs Prospects Videos)

Regardless of your beliefs please keep Tim and his family in your thoughts as they deal with their time of need.

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