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Russian reports: Plane carrying KHL Lokomotiv crashes

The plane carrying players and coaches, about 40 people. went down today, burned and split in half. Russian authorities are saying very few survived. 

A list of the passengers was not provided, although the Yaroslav Lokomotiv roster provided on the KHL website includes former NHLers Pavol Demitra, Karel Rachunek (who played for Rangers in 2003-04 and 2006-07), assistant coach Alexander Karpovtsev ( a Ranger from 1994-95 to 1998-99), Ruslan Salei, coach Brad McCrimmon and Devils prospect Alexander Vasyunov. A nightmare for family, friends and former teammates.

More as things are confirmed.  Follow me on twitter @stevezipay, too..... 

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