Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Brisson Won't Be Candidate for GM Succeeding Shero Not on His To-Do List

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Brisson Won't Be Candidate for GM Succeeding Shero Not on His To-Do List

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The Penguins' search for a new general manager apparently still is in the early stages, but you can cross one name off the list of prospective candidates.

Agent Pat Brisson indicated by email Monday he is not a candidate.

Brisson, of Creative Arts Agency, represents Penguins center and team captain Sidney Crosby, Chicago star forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, and many others in the NHL. He is based in Los Angeles.

Penguins Hall of Fame center and now co-owner Mario Lemieux and Brisson are longtime friends.

Brisson said in the email that he "never pursued the position" with the Penguins and added, "I'm happy to be at CAA and to continue representing players."

Two years ago, his name came up when his hometown Montreal Canadiens were looking for a general manager. The Canadiens hired Marc Bergevin.

Friday, the Penguins fired Ray Shero after eight years as general manager. They retained coach Dan Bylsma, who is under contract for two more seasons but whose long-term status will be determined by the incoming general manager.

Neither Shero nor Byslma has spoken publicly since Friday's announcement, and the Penguins said no plan was in place for Bylsma to address his situation.

Assistant general manager Jason Botterill is serving as interim general manager.

Another Letang injury

Defenseman Kris Letang revealed last week that he got a broken left hand in the Game 7 loss against the New York Rangers that ended the Penguins season.

It turns out he also was injured in Game 6 against the Rangers when he took a shot off of his foot. Although there was a report out of Montreal that Letang's foot is broken and he won't be able to work out for four weeks, the Penguins indicated that there is no reason to believe the injury is anything long term.

Letang said last week that he expected to keep his regular offseason workout routine. …

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