Report: Canadiens’ Head Coach Dominique Ducharme Tests Positive For COVID-19, Will Miss At Least 10 Days


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The Montreal Canadiens introduced previous to Sport 3 of their Stanley Cup Semifinal collection towards the Vegas Golden Knights at Bell Centre on Friday evening (8 PM ET, USA Community) that head coach Dominique Ducharme has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and can miss at the least the following 10 days. GM Marc Bergevin advised the media previous to Sport 3 that Ducharme is doing “effective.”

Assistant Luke Richardson will run the bench with fellow assistants Alex Burrows and Sean Burke, in response to Bergevin. He added that the crew is at the moment in touch with Quebec Well being and NHL to find out how lengthy Ducharme will likely be absent.

Ducharme, who took over on an interim foundation midseason after the Canadiens fired Claude Julien on February 24, was not current in the course of the crew’s morning skate as a result of irregularities in his COVID-19 take a look at.

Friday’s Sport 3 will mark the primary sport that includes a United States-based membership north of the border this season.

The Canadiens have received eight of their previous 9 video games and the collection is at the moment tied 1-1.

The final doable day of the Stanley Cup Semifinals is on Saturday, June 26.

The Bell Centre can have 3,500 followers in attendance beginning with Sport 3. They’ve allowed 2,500 for every of the Canadiens’ previous three residence video games and had been the primary Canadian NHL enviornment to permit followers this season.

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a ardour for sports activities writing. He attended his first sport at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder for the reason that 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps reminiscence was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys journey, pictures, and hanging out together with his two canines. Observe Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077


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