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Senators' GM Bryan Murray to leave job after 2015-16

Thu, 28 May 2015 19:25:41 +0000

Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter

Ottawa, ON, Canada (4E Sports) - Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray will step down from his post after the 2015-16 season, according to a media report.

The 72-year-old Murray announced in November 2014 that he had Stage 4 colon cancer that was inoperable and he has been receiving chemotherapy since then.

"I'm not as energized as I once was, but age has a little to do with that as well as the sickness," Murray told CBC Wednesday.

Murray has been with the Senators since 2004, when he was hired as coach, and has been their GM since 2007.

Murray said as long as his doctors and family allow him to keep working, he will be with the Senators. His contract stipulates that when he leaves his GM job he will move into an advisor role.

"That's where I've really been treated with great respect," Murray said. "[Wife] Geri, we have been together a long time. She wants me to slow down. She certainly wants more time to do things and I'm being a little bit selfish. I like the idea of being active, being somewhat important in what you do."

He will be honored Thursday as the United Way Community Builder of the Year because of his work spreading awareness about the role of colonoscopy in early cancer detection.

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