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Plan for Lokomotiv's return outlined

Updated: October 3, 2011, 6:23 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The KHL announced a step-by-step plan Monday to return Lokomotiv back into the Russia-based league after the club was decimated by a plane crash on Sept. 7.

"I am pleased to announce that fans of hockey will soon witness the return of the Lokomotiv team," KHL president Alexander Medvedev said in a statement Monday.

Medvedev said that starting Dec. 1, Lokomotiv will play in the VHL, a lower-level league. The following season, that team will be the foundation of the team that will return ...

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