The Nashville Predators released the following statement today on the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash. Three former Predators were among the victims.
Nashville Predators Statement on the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Tragedy
Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 7, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile issued the following statement this afternoon:
“The Nashville Predators’ organization shares the pain and suffering being felt throughout the hockey world today following the tragic plane crash in Russia involving the team Lokomotiv Yaraslavl. Included on the team were two former Predators’ players – Karlis Skrastins and Josef Vasicek – along with Robert Dietrich, a 2007 draft choice who played two seasons in Milwaukee and remained on the club’s reserve list.
“On behalf of the organization and our fans, our hearts and prayers go out to the families and friends of all the passengers on board. Karlis, Josef and Robert all made contributions to our organization, for which we will forever be grateful. They were all playing the game they love, had so much more to offer and have left us far too soon. We offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to their families at this most difficult time.”
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass