Dallas Stars head coach Rick Bowness has been cleared to return to the team after returning two negative tests for COVID-19.

Bowness was pulled from the bench after two periods during Sunday's loss to the Carolina Hurricanes when his test came back positive. The team said Wednesday that test was a false positive. 

Stars general manager Jim Nill said at the time that Bowness is fully vaccinated and the team believed it was a false positive.

The 66-year-old, who missed the team's 4-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, will be back behind the bench Thursday when they face Chicago again.