Update: The agent for Pavol Demitra confirms he was on the flight and has died. Demitra played with the Blues from 1996-97 until 2003-4. Acquired from Ottawa for Christer Olsson, Demitra blossomed in St. Louis and became an offensive star. He was 36.
The team plane of the KHL squad Lokomotiv crashed and reports say nearly everyone on board is dead.
According to reports, "The plane went down and caught fire shortly after taking to the air. The crash site is merely 500 meters from the runway."
The team featured several former NHLers, among them former Blue Pavol Demitra. It is not known who exactly was on the plane at the time of the crash.
Puck Daddy's Russian expert Dmitry Chesnokov is covering the story as it breaks.
We'll have more as we learn more. Just an awful, awful story.