The Stars have announced that this season they will wear a "37″ emblem on the back of their helmets in remembered of the late Karlis Skrastins who was taken in the plane crash in russia that took the lives of many KHL players including Karlis and Ruslan Salei and the entire Lokomotiv team. Karlis "Scratch" Skrastins wore the number 37 for the last two seasons on the Dallas squad.
They will also be holding a rememberence ceremony for Karlis and the other tragic losses to the hockey world this summer on the pre-season home opener on September 22nd against the Colorado Avalanche.
Puck Daddy has images, links and stories from memorials around the world for the players that perished in the plane crash.
The plane crash last week that killed everyone on the roster and coaching staff of the KHL's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl sparked mourning worldwide for the family, friends and hockey heroes that were lost in the tragedy.
(Ed. Note: Sadly, it did kill everyone. Alexander Galimov, the lone player who survived the crash, succumbed to his injuries and died Monday.)
In North America, special attention was paid to the players who had competed in the National Hockey League.
Some good news for Marc Savard.
Marc Savard will have his name etched into the Stanley Cup along with the rest of the 2010-2011 Stanley Cup champion Bruins, according to a hockey source.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed the good bit of Savard news to CSNNE.com on Monday afternoon during the Bruins Annual Golf Tournament at the International in Bolton, Ma.