Brian Burke is out, Bob Murray in.

Brian Burke stepped down as general manager of the Ducks. He will be replaced immediately by assistant GM Bob Murray, who has worked with Burke dating back to their time in Vancouver.

Burke, who built the 2006-07 Stanley Cup champions, will stay on in an advisory capacity to make Murray’s transition smoother. But it’s clear he wanted to be phased out as soon as possible, and said in a press conference this afternoon at Honda Center he expects Ducks CEO Michael Schulman to file the paperwork that will allow him to talk to other teams in “about a week,” Burke said.

More details in tomorrow’s editions. Check out for press conference videos.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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