Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray revealed that he has Stage 4 colon cancer during an interview Thursday night with Canadian sports network TSN.
Murray, 71, was coach and general manager of the Red Wings 1990-93 and remained as GM during Scotty Bowman's first season as coach in '93-94.
"There is no cure at this point for me," Murray told Michael Farber in the TSN interview. "The word is that we'll keep doing chemo and hopefully reduce the tumors and the effect and I'll get some time out of that."
Murray disclosed July 7 through a team statement he had cancer and would immediately began treatment. The severity of his illness didn't come to light until Thursday's interview.
Murray admitted he did not have a colonoscopy because, in part, there is no history of colon cancer in his family.
"Like a lot of men do, I put it off," he said. "A simple colonoscopy, in my case, probably would have solved this problem I have."