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Blackhawks statement on Lokomotiv of the KHL

Wednesday, 09.07.2011 / 2:28 PM / News
By Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have released the following statement in regards to the plane crash in Russia involving members of Lokomotiv of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

“We stand together with the entire KHL, NHL and hockey world in mourning today’s tragic news concerning the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team. The tragedy affects the Chicago Blackhawks family directly as we mourn the losses of Alexander Karpovtsev and Igor Korolev, two players who spent time with our organization and that our fans know well. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl organization.”