I cannot find the story as-posted on NHL.com, but there was a statement issued by the KHL's president saying that he is speaking with the GMs of the various KHL clubs and asking for them to volunteer at least three players from their rosters to create a draft pool, so that the Lokomotiv club might rebuild itself in this time of tragedy and the spirit of the team be kept alive, and go forward in the season. Most of the club GMs agreed and supported the idea.
I think that is great, a little silver lining around a very large, very dark cloud.
A tribute ceremony was held by the team that the Lokomotiv were flying to play.
This was a terrible thing, and it resonates through the entire hockey community. A lot of players were lost, and a lot of players, coaches and staff in the NHL and many other national leagues had friends and colleagues among the departed.
Personally, I hope each of the team members who died were enjoying their life, so that I can think they died doing what they loved: playing hockey. Perhaps that is simplistic and childish, but I want it to be true, earnestly.