Senators announce GM Bryan Murray has been diagnosed with cancer

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The Ottawa Senators released a statement Monday morning announcing general manager Bryan Murray was diagnosed with cancer.

The Senators issued this statement:

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.

The Senators and Mr. Murray ask that you please respect his family’s privacy during this time.

There will be no further comment from the Senators organization.

Bryan Murray has served as general manager for the organization since 2007.