Canadiens' Ducharme to isolate for 14 days after positive COVID test

Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme looks on during an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets in Montreal, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Graham Hughes/CP)

Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme will have to quarantine for 14 days before rejoining the team after testing positive for COVID-19, per Sportsnet's Chris Johnston.

Ducharme was sent home to isolate Friday after results from testing came back irregular. Another test that day confirmed the positive result.

Ducharme received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on June 9 and was at home and feeling well, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin told reporters during a press conference Friday.

Luke Richardson took over as coach while Alex Burrows and Sean Burke helped run the Canadiens' bench in his absence as Montreal grabbed a 2-1 series lead with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 3

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