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Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon discusses life-changing illness

07/22/2015 at 4:21pm EDT

From ESPN's Tal Pinchevsky:

Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon doesn't remember much about his life-and-death struggle with a severe form of meningitis last year. The 12 days he spent in a coma after initially complaining of headaches are a blank, just a dark, empty space in his young life.

But he'll never forget March 28, 2014, the day he was discharged after spending a month at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

His scary battle with meningitis, which causes inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, left Bozon's 6-foot-1 frame withered down to 140 pounds. Being incubated and losing his strength had reduced his voice to a raspy whisper, and several days in a medically induced coma had effectively left the Canadiens' 2012 third-round pick starting his life over.

Almost 15 months later, the 21-year-old has big plans for his first season in pro hockey.

"I'm really looking forward to next season," Bozon said. "You never know if you will play in the AHL or get called up [to the NHL], but I have a lot of work to do."

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