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The Montreal Canadiens thrill fans in Lac-Mégantic

NHL team skates in small town nearly three months after an oil train derailed and set off explosions that killed 47 residents

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Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban signs autographs as he arrives for the team's practice Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Lac Megantic, Que.. The town is still recovering from July's train derailment and fire that left 47 dead and destroyed much of the downtown core.

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Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher signs autographs after the team's practice, Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Lac Megantic, Que.

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Montreal Canadiens Michael Bournival signs autographs after the team's practice, Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Lac Megantic, Que.

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Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher signs autographs after the team's practice, Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Lac Megantic, Que.

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban signs autographs after the team's practice Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Lac Megantic, Que.

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Some young fans get a closeup look at Montreal Canadiens center David Desharnais (51) during the team's practice Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Lac Megantic, Que.

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Montreal Canadiens salute the crowd after the team's practice Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Lac Megantic, Que.

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) gives his stick away to fans after the team's practice Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Lac Megantic, Que.

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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price and defenceman Andrei Markov, right, sign autographs after the team's practice Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Lac Megantic, Que.

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban signs autographs after the team's practice Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Lac Megantic, Que.

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