Russian ice hockey league chief Vyacheslav Fetisov said he is hopeful of resurrecting the stricken Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team “in the next two to three days” despite most of the squad being killed in a plane crash. The start of Russia's league season was postponed in the wake of the tragedy, which killed 44 people including members of the 3-time Russian champions. The new season will likely start on Tuesday.
Fetisov, meanwhile, said players from around the league have offered to participate in the rebirth of the club by playing for Lokomotiv. “The new Lokomotiv team will be formed within the next 2-3 days.”