Apr 13, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Ottawa Senators left wing Mike Hoffman (68) skates after the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Senators won 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators GM Murray diagnosed with cancer

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Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray has been diagnosed with cancer, per the team’s website. They released a statement on the longtime Ottawa GM’s status.

“Mr. Murray is undergoing further testing and will begin treatment immediately for this condition as prescribed by the team’s doctors in collaboration with specialists.

Mr. Murray’s treatment schedule may require him to be away from the Senators office periodically. During his periodic absence, assistant general managers Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee will be responsible for managing the Ottawa Senators hockey operations department.

On behalf of the entire Senators family, the team is asking that the thoughts, prayers and support of the entire hockey community are with Bryan and his family.

Murray has a long history in the NHL as a head coach and a general manager. He was head coach of the Washington Capitals for nine years before moving to stints in Detroit, Florida, Anaheim, then finally Ottawa. He was GM as well as coach in several spots, cycling between a dual role and a singular role, depending on circumstance. He has been Ottawa’s GM since the team fired John Muckler as GM in 2007.

The team said it would release no further comment on the situation and requested privacy on behalf of Murray and his family.

Best wishes go out to Bryan Murray and his family in this trying time.

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