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Bio box on some victims of Russian plane crash

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Bio box on some victims of Russian plane crash

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Some of the victims of the crash of a Russian plane carrying the Lokomotiv hockey team of the Kontinental Hockey League:

—Brad McCrimmon, 52, from Canada. A former Detroit Red Wings assistant who became Lokomotiv's coach in May. Played in 1,222 NHL games between 1979-97, compiling 81 goals and 322 assists.

—Pavol Demitra, 36, from Slovakia. A three-time NHL All-Star who helped Slovakia win a world championship bronze medal in 2003. Scored 304 goals in 847 NHL games. Three-time Olympian.

—Ruslan Salei, 36, from Belarus. A defenceman who played in 917 NHL games, totalling 45 goals and 149 assists for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche, and Detroit Red Wings.

—Stefan Liv, 30, from Sweden. A veteran goaltender who won Olympic gold with Sweden as a backup in 2006.

—Karlis Skrastins, 37, from Latvia. A defenceman who played in 832 NHL games, mainly for the Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche.

—Josef Vasicek, 30, from Czech Republic. A Czech forward who spent most of his NHL career with the Carolina Hurricanes.

—Karel Rachunek, 32, from Czech Republic. Played 371 NHL games with the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, and won a world championship title with the Czech Republic in 2010.

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Bio box on some victims of Russian plane crash