Report: Bryan Murray close to signing 'wide-ranging long-term extension' with Senators

Katie Flynn

With the departure of assistant general manager Tim Murray who joined the Buffalo Sabres as their new general manager, the Ottawa Senators are looking to lock up Bryan Murray.

The current general manager of the Ottawa Senators has served in his position since June of 2007. Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports the deal is of the long-term, wide-ranging variety keeping him as general manager for another two years. The contract will also bind him to the organization in a 'significant role' after the GM contract expires.

A league source confirms the contract is written up and done. The only thing left to do is have Murray sign on the dotted line. The Senators are also expected to announce Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee as assistant general managers.