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|The crash site. (AP)|
The full Lokomotiv Yaroslavl roster at the time of the crash; all people are dead except for Galimov:
The KHL's statement about the tragedy:
We are only beginning to understand the impact of this tragedy affecting the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl club on the friends we’ve lost and the international hockey community.Per Dmitry Chesnokov, KHL teams have told KHL president Alexander Medvedev that "they want to send their best players to play for Lokomotiv this season". While it is indeed possible that Lokomotiv may just not play this season, it would seem that they will manage to get a team if that is what they want.
First and foremost, our condolences go out to the families of the players, coaches and staff lost in today’s tragedy. We know that there are many in the KHL family who will be grieving with us.
As the investigation of this tragedy progresses we will work closely with investigators, government officials, club executives and the Yaroslavl community. We are working to find an appropriate way to honor this club and begin the healing process from the deep loss so many of us feel today.
We are aware that many of you have questions. This tragedy remains our primary focus. We ask for patience as we find an appropriate way to proceed with the 2011-2012 season. We will continue to communicate our plans as they take shape.
|Fans mourning in Yaroslavl. (Photo via Tumblr)|
|"Sasha Galimov you must live! Hold on! We are all with you! Pray for you!"|
|"Right now there is no hope. The team is gone." - Lokomotiv Yaroslavl offical. (KHL)|