Pavol Demitra died with 42 others when a plane carrying his Russian hockey team crashed Wednesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "Demo was like the Wayne Gretzky of Slovakia. This is one of the best players ever to play from that country," said Wes Walz, Demitra's former Wild linemate.
Pavol Demitra is one of 43 people believed to have died in a plane crash in Russia while traveling with teammates of Yaroslavl of the KHL, the Associated Press reports.
Canucks RW Pavol Demitra had two assists on Thursday against the Kings in his first game after sitting out four games to be with his ailing wife. He also took three shots and finished at even in 15:28 of ice time.
Canucks RW Pavol Demitra missed his fourth straight game on Tuesday against the Coyotes for undisclosed personal reasons.
Vancouver forward Pavol Demitra missed Tuesday's game against the Oilers due to personal reasons. There is no timetable for his return.
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