Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon is in quite a fight right now after being diagnosed with Neisseria meningitis. The 19-year-old has been in a Saskatoon, Sask., hospital for a week and was recently placed in a medically induced coma, a team official told QMI Agency.

Bozon was most recently listed in critical condition. His parents flew in from their home in Switzerland and have been with Bozon in the hospital since Sunday. Bozon's father is Phillippe Bozon, who appeared in 144 games with the St. Louis Blues.

This is obviously a rather serious situation and potentially life-threatening.

Bacterial meningitis is also contagious. Health officials in Canada have offered antibiotics to players that possibly came into contact with the bacteria as a precaution.

“It can have very severe consequences, so it can have a long-term lasting neurological damage if it's not treated appropriately and rapidly,” Dr. Michael Schwant with the Saskatoon Health Region told Global News.