Canadiens ship Tim Bozon to Panthers for Jonathan Racine

Montreal Canadiens' draft choice Tim Bozon was put under a medically induced coma with a case of severe meningitis, but after a remarkable recovery he is back on the ice, skating at the Habs' rookie prospect camp.

The Montreal Canadiens made a minor trade on Saturday, sending forward Tim Bozon to the Florida Panthers with defenceman Jonathan Racine going the other way.

Racine will report to the St. John’s IceCaps of the AHL.

The Montreal native was a third-round pick of the Panthers in 2011 and has played in one career NHL game.

The 23-year-old had one goal and eight assists in 69 games with the AHL Portland Pirates last season while collecting 89 penalty minutes.

Bozon was taken in the third round of the 2012 NHL Draft and split last season with the IceCaps and the ECHL Brampton Beast.

In the spring of 2014, the 22-year-old was put in a medically induced coma after being diagnosed with Neisseria meningitis.

The French-American has bounced back from the life-threatening incident, and had five goals and three assists in 41 games with St. John’s last season.

He’ll report to the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL.

October 8, 2016 - 7:14 pm ET
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