Winnipeg Jets head coach Rick Bowness ended his media availability on Monday after experiencing dizzy spells and feeling unwell, the team confirmed.

Bowness, 67, returned to Winnipeg's bench Saturday in a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He had tested positive for COVID-19 hours before the Jets' season opener on Oct. 14. Associate coach Scott Arniel had assumed interim duties for Winnipeg.

It is Bowness' first season as the Jets bench boss after spending three years with the Dallas Stars. 

He compiled a 89-62-25 record over 176 games in Dallas, leading the Stars to the Stanley Cup final in 2019-20 before falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 24, 2022.