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Reports: Brian Burke out as general manager of the Anaheim Ducks

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ANAHEIM, Calif. - It appears that Brian Burke is out as general manager of the Anaheim Ducks.

The NHL team has called an afternoon media conference "related to the club's general manager position."

Reports say that Burke will be replaced Bob Murray, Anaheim's senior vice-president of hockey operations.

Burke was hired by the Ducks in June 2005 and was at the helm for their Stanley Cup victory in 2007.

He had been considering a contract extension from the Ducks since the summer and was very open about how difficult of a decision it was.

The 53-year-old has children from a previous marriage living on the East Coast and has wanted to be closer to them. Burke has been linked to the Toronto Maple Leafs GM job, among others.

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