Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:11 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dallas Stars coach Rick Bowness was pulled from behind the bench after two periods of the team's game Sunday night against the Carolina Hurricanes because of NHL COVID protocol. General manager Jim Nill says the 66-year-old Bowness is fully vaccinated and the team believes it was a false positive test result for the virus. Nill says the team was in contact with the league office and that each side agreed to take Bowness out of the game as a precaution. Nill says no other Stars staff member tested positive. Assistant Coach John Stevens took over head coaching responsibilities for the remainder of the game.