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Malkin, Chara, Datsyuk among stars attending exhibition honoring Lokomotiv victims

Jul 11, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

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As the anniversary of the Lokomotiv tragedy approaches, the team is rebuilding itself as a KHL contender with ex-NHL players such as recently-signed forward Niklas Hagman. Still, the players and staffers who were lost on Sept. 7, 2011 are irreplaceable, so many NHL players will honor their memory during a “Memory Night” exhibition game in Switzerland.

Dougas Flynn reports that the August 4 contest will pit the Swiss league’s Kolten Flyers against a team full of star players including Zdeno Chara, Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Pavel Datsyuk, Ilya Bryzgalov, Sergei Gonchar and Alexander Semin. Former NHL players (retired or overseas) also planning to participate include Alexei Kovalev, Alex Yashin, Sergei Fedorov and Sandis Ozolinsh.

The most noteworthy Kolten Flyers player is Michael Nylander.

  1. govtminion - Jul 11, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Hard to believe it’s been a year already… very cool to see this. That’s one ridiculous roster as well, as an aside.

  2. hky15 - Jul 11, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Spell check maybe? Kolten?

  3. drewsylvania - Jul 12, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Great thing here.

  4. flyeredup202 - Jul 12, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Great way to remember those who were lost…. shame a such a horrible thing has to happen to get such a wonderful event from it.

    I hope the game is able to be seen on tv

    • jpelle82 - Jul 12, 2012 at 4:32 PM

      doubt it but man what a game to watch that would be, probably be able to see some highlights though. should be like hockey’s version of a harlem globetrotters exhibition.

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