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Lokomotiv pulls out of KHL for 2011

Updated: September 14, 2011, 2:35 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- The hockey team wiped out by a plane crash last week will not take part in this year's Continental Hockey League season.

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Monday that Lokomotiv Yaroslavl will be demoted to a lower league as part of a gradual rebuilding program in keeping with the wishes of team management.

"At a meeting with the president, we arrived at the conclusion that we must support those decisions taken by the club," Mutko said after a high-level discussion ...

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