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Ottawa Senators GM Murray diagnosed with cancer

This May 28, 2013, photo shows Ottawa Senators general manager and president of hockey operations Bryan Murray during a news conference in Ottawa.  Murray has been diagnosed with cancer. The team confirmed the diagnosis Monday, July 7, 2014, in a statemen Photo: The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand

This May 28, 2013, photo shows Ottawa Senators general manager and president of hockey operations Bryan Murray during a news conference in Ottawa. Murray has been diagnosed with cancer. The team confirmed the diagnosis Monday, July 7, 2014, in a statemen

OTTAWA (AP) Ottawa Senators general manager and president of hockey operations Bryan Murray has been diagnosed with cancer.

The team confirmed the diagnosis Monday in a statement on its website. The Senators say he'll begin treatment immediately.

Assistant general managers Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee will manage the hockey operations department in his absence.

The 71-year-old Murray has been with the Senators since the 2003-04 season, first as a head coach before replacing the fired John Muckler as GM in 2007. He was behind the bench for Ottawa's run to the Stanley Cup final in the 2006-07 season.

He's also served as coach or general manager at Washington, Detroit, Florida and Anaheim.

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