Here is some more reaction to the passing of former Stars defenseman Karlis Skrastins, who was one of 43 people killed when a plane carrying the KHL team Lokomotiv crashed shortly after takeoff on Wednesday.
Former Star Brandon Segal had this to say on Twitter:
“Karlis you were an unbelievable player teammate and most of all friend. Words cannot express how much you will be missed.”
Former Star Brian Sutherby, also via Twitter, had this to say:
“Absolutely devastating... Karlis Skrastins was the toughest man I have ever played with. Thoughts & prayers for his wife and two young girls.”
Former Stars coach Marc Crawford, via Twitter:
“Karlis Skrastins 1 of the most Popular, Unselfish players ever in the NHL. Words can't describe his Quality. Thoughts, +Prayers for all KHL.”
Personally, I can’t add much else to what’s been sad about him on this sad day. Everyone knew what kind of player he was. He once played in 495 straight games. There was the shot blocking. He was also a nice guy, always friendly and always willing to take a few minutes if you had a question or two or three. May he rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children.