Lokomotiv Yaroslavl rebuilding

Mourners gather at Arena-2000, home of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, to pay their respects after the team...

Mourners gather at Arena-2000, home of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, to pay their respects after the team was killed in a Yak-42 aircraft crash in Yaroslavl, Russia, Sep. 10, 2011. (DENIS SINYAKOV/Reuters)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:32 PM ET

Management has begun reshaping the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team, which was struck by tragedy nine months ago when 44 people, including players and coaches, were killed in a plane crash.

The KHL team has signed numerous players, according to reports, including defenceman Sami Lepisto and goaltender Curtis Sanford, who played in the NHL last season.

Lepisto played 26 games for the Chicago Blackhawks, getting one goal and two assists.

Sanford had a 10-18-4 record with a 2.60 GAA and .911 save percentage in 36 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets.


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