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Video- Bryan Murray’s Reaction To A Player Leaving Camp

from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,

Ottawa Senators General manager Bryan Murray really isn’t one to ever mince words so it was no surprise that he had a blunt take Friday on the departure of Swedish defenceman Mikael Wikstrand for home.

“I told him (Wikstrand) he can go home and be a grocery clerk and play in a beer league.”

The training camp competition between Matt Puempel and Shane Prince for a spot on the wing appears to have titled in Prince’s favour after Puempel left the ice with an injury to his left arm or shoulder. Prince already had an advantage in that he would have to clear waivers if returned to Binghamton.

Wikstrand too has suffered a shoulder injury and had yet to play in an exhibition game.


Watch Bryan Murray below as he talks about Wikstrand...

added 1:52pm, Well this changes things...


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Primis's avatar

Wikstand has tweeted in Swedish that he left Ottawa because a “close family member is seriously ill.” Bryan Murray wasn’t told

Gee, I wonder why nobody wants to play in Ottawa, guys…?

Posted by Primis on 09/25/15 at 01:01 PM ET


Gee, I wonder why nobody wants to play in Ottawa, guys…?

Yeah, it’s definitely on Ottawa that a prospect left without telling anyone that he was going.

Posted by Garth on 09/25/15 at 01:07 PM ET

EDJ's avatar

The way Brennan said

Bryan Murray wasn’t told

, we don’t know if no one was told or if it was just Bryan Murray. I don’t know anything about Wikstrand, but if his English isn’t that good, something might have gotten lost in translation too.

If Wikstrand didn’t tell anyone before leaving, that’s on him, but if he told people, like his teammates or coach and that information didn’t make it up to Bryan Murray, something’s probably wrong with the organization…

Posted by EDJ on 09/25/15 at 01:43 PM ET

blammo's avatar

Did anyone tell Patrick Kane’s accuser’s mom?

cool hmm

Posted by blammo from Vancouver, BC on 09/25/15 at 03:24 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Murray does mention he ‘heard of some sickness with his (Wikstand’s) brother’ ...

odd situation, though, to say the least.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 09/25/15 at 07:40 PM ET

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