Already this morning there are many developments following the plane crash of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl yesterday.
First I want to include this video for those that want to see it but only put it in as a link for those whom do not want to see – it is graphic. There is video of Alexander Galimov being removed from the accident site.
Now I will link clips of news that I’ve come across via Twitter this morning…
RT @SlavaMalamud: Legendary coach Viktor Tikhonov suggests every KHL team send at least 1 player to Lokomotiv to salvage the team’s season.
Relatives have begun identifying. Former #NJDevils‘ prospect Vasyunov was the 1st identified.
While the KHL did in fact suspend its season until next week, as I reported about an hour ago, no make up dates have been set yet
KHL boss Alexander Medvedev says Lokomotiv will be rebuilt immediately. He wants teams to offer up to 3 players each on loan.
KHL Pres also told SovSport all teams want to play with a special patch on their jerseys. Its design is being worked on.
Between 30 and 40 KHL players have already volunteered to play for Lokomotiv
Slava Fetisov says Pyotr Vorobyev, who coached Lokomotiv in the late 1990s and has been the coach of their Jr team, will take on new Loko.
KHL Pres Medvedev also said Lokomotiv will be made up of the team alumni playing elsewhere and free agents still available
The two survivors, Galimov and Sizov, are in Moscow now, being rushed to the hospital.
Vesti.ru now seems to confirm Stan Galiev’s report about Sergei Ostapchuk’s mother, who died of a heart attack upon hearing the news.
In new “Locomotive” ready to play 36 players from other clubs of #KHL.This was told by the league chairman Vyacheslav Fetisov
Doctors are saying Galimov not only has 3rd degree burns to over 80% of his body, but also has burns to his upper respiratory system.
The Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) President De Vos has issued a statement about yeserday’s crash – Three of those lost had played for the Griffins.
Ruslan Salei’s funeral will be held this weekend in Minsk at Moskovskoe cemetery.
Galimov’s condition has been stabilized but is still extremely critical, doctors say.
UPDATE 10:00 am:
Fans in Latvia are remembering Karlis Skrastins http://t.co/aNMnh5j
RT“@dchesnokov: Aeroflot flew relatives of the deceased in to Yaroslavl after the crash for free.”
Ex-NHLer Denis Grebeshkov, native of Yaroslavl, tells Sport-Express he’s ready and willing to join Lokomotiv. “Something I would have to do”
Galimov is responsive. Its still not looking good, but the whole situation is seems to get better. Give a hand to the doctors! Come on Alex!
WATCH: A tribute to the ex-NHLers who were victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash. http://t.co/Kld9VJO
The wife of Lokomotiv coach Karpovtsev, on her way to Yaroslavl with their daughter, was involved in a car crash. Minor injuries, child OK
A memorial service for the players, coaches and staff of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl will be held in Yaroslavl’s Arena 2000 Lokomotiv on Saturday.
Lokomotiv goalie Alexander Vyukhin will be buried in Omsk, next to Alexei Cherepanov
Kronwall: It’s one of those things where it comes as a shock. You still don’t want to believe it.
В Гродно, где в свое время играл Салей, сегодня почтут память хоккеиста http://t.co/U4WaVNH
Lokomotiv players will be laid to rest on the Alley of Glory at Leontievskoe cemetery in Yaroslavl. Bodies of foreign born will be flown…
… to be buried in their home countries.
This is the 13th and the biggest fatal plane crash in Russia this year. Total death toll – 81. A terrible year even by Russia’s standards
Belarus will host a preseason hockey tournament starting next year. It will be called the “Ruslan Salei Tournament” in Salei’s memory