Senators Release Statement on KHL Crash

The Ottawa Senators released a statement Wednesday afternoon in regards to the tragic plane crash that took the lives of 43 people, most of them members of the KHL team,  Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.  Included amongst the dead were former NHL defenceman & assistant coach Brad McCrimmon, former Senator/Blue/Canuck Pavol Demitra & former NHL defencemen Alexander Karpovtsev, Karlis Skrastins & Ruslan Salei.

Here is the statement:

The Ottawa Senators organization is deeply saddened by the news of the tragic plane crash today in Russia. On behalf of the hockey club and all of our fans, we want to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the players, coaches and staff who died, including Senators draft pick Vitaly Anikeyenko, and former players Pavol Demitra and Karel Rachunek. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

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