Pavol Demitra

(photo courtesy of the St. Louis Blues)

Updated at 5:00 pm with statement from Keith Tkachuk.

Updated at 2:25 pm with statement from Blues president John Davidson.

Updated at 11:10 am with information about death of another former Blues player.

Two former St. Louis Blues players were among those killed this morning in the crash of a Russian passenger jet that was carrying members of a Russian professional hockey team.