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Murray might not step down as Senators GM: report @NHLdotcom

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray, who's battling Stage 4 colon cancer, told the Ottawa Sun on Sunday he will speak with owner Eugene Melnyk about his future when the time is right.

Murray's contract with the Senators calls for him to be a consultant next year, and he said he's leaning that way. But he told the Sun he still enjoys being at the rink every day, though he would like to have more time to spend with his family. He said he appreciates the help he gets from assistant GMs Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee, as well as his staff.

"I feel pretty good," Murray said.

"I'm not sure where I am at the moment. I'm at the end of my general manager's contract and I'm not pushing to do anything there. I'm just going to, in all likelihood I'll step back, but that's not absolute. I haven't talked to Eugene about it at all really. I've talked to my wife [Geri] about it and there's no question that we better give some time to our family and do a little bit.”

Murray was with the Senators this weekend at a rookie tournament in London, Ontario, and said he enjoyed it.

"It's kind of energizing to come here, be around the young players and getting it going again," he said.

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