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Wednesday
Sep072011

NHL Players Among Those Dead in Russian Plane Crash

John Foxx/Thinkstock(TUNOSHNA, Russia) -- A Russian jet carrying a KHL ice hockey team crashed Wednesday shortly after taking off from an airport in western Russia, leaving at least 43 people and two others critically injured.

The team's head coach, Brad McCrimmon, most recently served as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings. Karel Rachunek, Ruslan Salei and Karlis Skrastins, Pavol Demitra and Josef Vasicek all spent time in the National Hockey League. Alexander Vasyunov played with the New Jersey Devils this past season.

The plane was headed to Minsk, Belarus, for a Thursday night game.

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