Montreal Canadiens interim coach Dominique Ducharme has been sent home after testing positive for COVID-19. 

Habs general manager Marc Bergevin held a 5:45 p.m. news conference to confirm the coach would not be in the Bell Centre for Game 3, schedule to start at 8 p.m. Friday.

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Less than three hours before Friday night's Game 3, the National Hockey League said in a statement a presumptive positive result for the virus was detected after testing in Las Vegas on Thursday. Further testing on Friday confirmed the positive result, according to the statement.