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Ex-Hawks die in Russian plane crash

Updated: September 7, 2011, 10:47 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Blackhawks joined the hockey community in mourning the deaths of at least 43 people in a Russian plane crash Wednesday.

Two former Hawks, Alexander Karpovtsev and Igor Korolev, were among those that died when the plane went down in Tunoshna, Russia.

Karpovtsev and Korolev were assistant coaches with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, which was flying to its opening game of the Continental Hockey League season.

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