Winnipeg Jets head coach Rick Bowness is taking a leave of absence from the team after his wife, Judy, was hospitalized following a seizure on Sunday evening, the team announced Monday.
Judy Bowness is currently undergoing further testing. Associate coach Scott Arniel will take over behind the bench on an interim basis while Bowness is away.
The Jets own a 2-3-0 record on the season and will take on the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
Bowness was hired as Winnipeg’s head coach before the 2022-23 campaign. The Jets finished last season in fourth place in the Central Division with a 46-33-3 record and were eliminated by the Vegas Golden Knights in the first round of the playoffs.