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Sources: Russian state police to investigate Cherepanov death

Updated: October 21, 2008, 8:17 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Russian state police have taken over the investigation into the shocking death of New York Rangers prospect Alexei Cherepanov during a Continental Hockey League game outside Moscow last week, ESPN.com has learned.

Details of the investigation, requested by the KHL, are expected to be made public in two to three weeks, KHL board member and soon-to-be Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Igor Larionov told ESPN.com after Tuesday's meeting in Russia.

"It's going to be like a criminal case ...

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