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** FILE ** Karlis Skrastins of Latvia, then with the Dallas Stars, controls the puck during an the NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh in March 2010. A Russian jet carrying a top ice hockey team crashed just after takeoff on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, killing at least 43 people, including Skrastins. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Photo by: Keith Srakocic
** FILE ** Karlis Skrastins of Latvia, then with the Dallas Stars, controls the puck during an the NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh in March 2010. A Russian jet carrying a top ice hockey team crashed just after takeoff on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, killing at least 43 people, including Skrastins. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

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