A plane carrying KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed shortly after takeoff today. Current reports are saying 44 dead and 1 injured. 1 player had survived the crash, but is now reported as later dying in hospital.
Names of the victims
have not been released are somewhat roughly translated here.
The team has confirmed the entire main roster was on the flight (including former Senators Pavol Demitra and Karel Rachunek, and former Senators draft pick Vitaly Anikeyenko), as well as 4 players from the youth team.