Sens GM Bryan Murray has cancer

Ottawa Senators general manager and president of hockey operations Bryan Murray was recently diagnosed with cancer, the team announced Monday.

"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," a release from the team read. "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."

Murray, 71, joined Ottawa as its head coach in 2004 and has been the Senators' GM since 2007.

"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 team said. "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."