New Jets coach Rick Bowness tests positive for COVID-19, will miss season opener

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Head coach Rick Bowness will have to attend a little bit longer to make his regular-season debut with the Winnipeg Jets.

The workforce introduced a couple of hours earlier than Friday’s season opener towards the New York Rangers that the 67-year-old had examined positive for COVID-19.

Associate coach Scott Arneil will run the bench till Bowness returns, the Jets added in a tweet.

Bowness, a local of Moncton, N.B., was employed within the off-season because the eighth head coach in franchise historical past after Paul Maurice resigned in December and interim coach Dave Lowry wasn’t introduced again.

The Jets will hit the highway for three video games following Friday’s matchup with New York, together with a go to to Dallas, the place Bowness coached the final three seasons and helped information the Stars to the 2020 Stanley Cup last.

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