It took three months after Tim Bozon was hospitalized with bacterial meningitis that the Montreal Canadiens prospect found himself back on the ice. Within five months, he'll be lacing up the skates to play competitive hockey for the first time since March 3.
La Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace, which oversees the French national teams, announced Friday afternoon that Bozon will indeed suit up for les Bleus for a midsummer tournament in Ostrava, Czech Republic. While Bozon, who was most recently with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League, is Swiss-born, he competes for France nationally since he holds citizenship through his father.
The six-game, exhibition tournament Bozon and the French U23 squad will take part in merely features local teams from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland, you have to imagine Bozon is chomping at the chance to get back on the ice, even if he won't be playing next to players like Sam Bennett and Jaedon Descheneau. NHL training camps are due to begin in just over a month and it's worth it for Bozon to get in some competitive game after having missed hockey throughout most of the spring due to his illness and recovery.Read More »from Former Kootenay Ice forward Tim Bozon to return to competitive play for first time since hospitalization