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Bryan Murray stepping down as GM of Ottawa Senators, Dorion to take over

Bryan Murray announced he is stepping down as general manager of the Ottawa Sentors on April 10. He is seen here speaking to reporters on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.

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Bryan Murray is stepping down as Ottawa Senators general manager and taking on an advisory role within the organization.

Murray, who has been battling cancer, will be replaced by assistant general manager Pierre Dorion.

Murray said he had been pondering the decision for the past month, but ultimately came to the decision to step down this past Wednesday.

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He was originally hired as head coach of the Senators in 2004 and took over as general manager in June 2007 following the Senators only Stanley Cup final appearance.

Dorion becomes the eighth GM in franchise history.

He had spent the past three seasons as assistant general manager and has been with the organization since 2007.

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