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KHL special commission to investigate Cherepanov's death

Updated: October 16, 2008, 2:34 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Russia's Continental Hockey League said Thursday it would investigate the death of Alexei Cherepanov, the 19-year-old who collapsed during a game this week.

KHL managing director Vladimor Shalaev will lead a special commission to conduct "an exhaustive investigation into all aspects of the situation," the league said in a statement. The group is expected to cooperate with state and local authorities.

A first-round draft pick of the New York Rangers, Cherepanov collapsed on ...

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