Thursday Report: Bozon update, de la Rose and more
In today’s edition of the Thursday Report,
The Montreal Canadiens released an update on Tim Bozon’s condition stating that he has been taken out of the induced coma and is awake and moving in his bed. Bozon is currently trying to talk and interact and feed himself and is in stable condition. There has also been a Tim Bozon trust fund put in place to help cover the costs of his medical treatment, for more information click here.
Jacob de la Rose may be coming to North America, according to Hockey Sverige a Swedish hockey website in an interview with the Canadiens prospect. de la Rose, 18, has recorded 13 points in 49 games this season with Leksand of the SHL. de la Rose’s contract expires this spring with Leksand and has said that he is not sure about his future right now. de la Rose was very close to joining the Windsor Spitfires earlier this season, but the his Swedish hockey club blocked the transfer from happening. From the look of things I would say there is a pretty good chance Jacob de la Rose plays in North America this year after the high praise he received from GM Marc Bergevin after the world junior championship.
Thomas Vanek has already made up his mind by the looks of things, although there are a lot of intangibles that can change his mind come July 1st. I’m fairly certain that the Montreal Canadeins will have an offer on the table for Vanek before he hits free agency it will just be up to him to decide whether to accept or decline.
Louis Leblanc’s entry-level contract expires this year and he will become a restricted free agent, Leblanc has tallied 24 points in 55 games this season with the Bulldogs. Leblanc will likely look for a two-year two-way deal, but the Canadiens will likely only offer a 1 year two-way deal if they decide to give him another opportunity to show what he’s got.