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Russian Hockey Player Dies; Was Only Member Of Team To Survive Crash

"The only member of a top Russian hockey team to survive a plane crash that killed 44 people died Monday of his injuries in a Moscow hospital," The Canadian Press and The Hockey News report.

Alexander Galimov, 26, "died of the severe burns that covered about 90 percent of his body," the news outlets add. He played the forward position.

The team's plane crashed last Wednesday (Sept. 7, 2011), shortly after takeoff from the city of Yaroslavl. Other members of Lokomotiv, an elite professional hockey team, included NHL veterans Pavol Demitra of Slovakia, Ruslan Salei of Belarus and Josef Vasicek of the Czech Republic. The coach, Canadian Brad McCrimmon, was also killed.

One person who was on the flight is still alive. "Flight crew member Alexander Sizov, remained in intensive care at Moscow's Sklifosovsky hospital," The Canadian Press and Hockey News add.

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