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Montreal Canadiens coach isolating after irregularities in COVID-19 testing

May 31, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme watches play against the Toronto Maple Leafs in game seven of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
May 31, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme watches play against the Toronto Maple Leafs in game seven of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens interim coach Dominique Ducharme is isolating at home due to “irregularities” in his daily testing for COVID-19, the team announced Friday.

The Canadiens also canceled a scheduled Friday morning video conference with Ducharme.

The team said further tests will be conducted ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup semifinal series versus the visiting Vegas Golden Knights, scheduled for Friday night. The best-of-seven series is tied at one win apiece.

The Canadiens confirmed to the Montreal Gazette that Ducharme has received both of his COVID-19 vaccine shots.

Ducharme, 48, guided the Canadiens to a 15-16-7 record after taking over for the fired Claude Julien during the regular season. Montreal followed that up by winning nine of its 13 playoff games.

–Field Level Media