Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/08/11 at 06:52 PM ET
from Dave Waddell of the Windsor Star,
Upon hearing of the plane crash in Russia that killed almost the entire Yaroslavl Lokomotiv hockey team Wednesday, Joey MacDonald paused for a moment at the thought that it could’ve been him.
The Detroit Red Wings’ goalie was certain he was headed to Russia to play this season and Yaroslavl was one of the Kontinental Hockey League teams that had been pursuing him until he re-signed with Detroit on July 2.
“It’s tough, especially with me talking to them,” MacDonald said Thursday after a skate with his teammates at Joe Louis Arena. “If I would’ve known the guys (former teammate Ruslan Salei, Detroit assistant coach Brad McCrimmon) that were going over there, I probably would’ve signed with them.
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