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Former Atlanta Thrashers Assistant Coach Brad McCrimmon Killed In KHL Plane Crash

Brad McCrimmon, who was an assistant coach with the Atlanta Thrashers from 2003-2008, is feared dead in a Russian plane crash that killed a majority of the KHL team Lokomotiv. Confirmation on a passenger list is forthcoming, but it believed that former NHLers Ruslan Salei and Pavol Demitra were also on board.

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McCrimmon was beginning his first season as head coach of Lokomotiv. He most recently was an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings.

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Forty-three people are now reported as dead, with two survivors.

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[Note by hildymac, 09/07/11 12:26 PM EDT ]

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It has now been confirmed that McCrimmon was among those killed in the crash.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.