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Teams to honor Lokomotiv crash victims

Friday, 10.14.2011 / 3:56 PM

By Curtis Zupke - NHL.com Correspondent / At the Rink blog

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Teams to honor Lokomotiv crash victims
Starting with tonight's game, the Anaheim Ducks will honor former defenseman Ruslan Salei with a "24" patch on their jerseys, which represents Salei's jersey number during his nine seasons with the Ducks.

Salei was among those killed in this summer's plane crash in Russia that wiped out the KHL's Yaroslavl Lokomotiv team.
 
San Jose is wearing a sticker on its helmets recognizing Lokomotiv. The Sharks lost one of their prospects, 2011 sixth-round pick Daniil Sobchenko, in the crash.
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