Rangers Struggle To Find Words After Friends, Ex-Teammates Die In KHL Plane TragedyFor the Rangers, an already dark summer just became unimaginably worse. New York players struggled to comprehend a shocking loss to their sport after a chartered Russian plane carrying several NHL veterans crashed.
Hartnett: Reflections On Former NHL Stars Taken In Russian Air DisasterThe far-reaching air disaster in Western Russia sadly claimed the lives of many celebrated former Rangers, Devils and Islanders representing Lokomotiv Yaroslav.
Plane Carrying KHL's Lokomotiv Crashes; Ex-NHL Locals Among 43 Confirmed DeadA jet carrying a top KHL team crashed while taking off Wednesday in western Russia, killing 43 people. Four names familiar to New York hockey fans were employed by Lokomotiv, and the team has confirmed that their entire main roster was on the Yak-42.