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With Pens for sale, Mario plans to step down as CEO

Updated: January 22, 2006, 4:13 PM ET
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have been put up for sale, and owner-player Mario Lemieux plans to step down as team CEO, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Thursday.

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Team president Ken Sawyer would be expected to replace Lemieux, who will remain as chairman. Lemieux told the Post-Gazette that Sawyer "really has been running the franchise on a day-to-day basis, so it's not really a big change. He's been doing all the work the last few years."

Lemieux also told the paper ...

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