The tragic accident involving the Chicago Blackhawks' overstuffed team U-Haul overturning on the highway has sent ripples throughout the league, as teams and players hear about the accident through the mail or using their league-issued pre-paid phone cards. Other teams have been sending in best wishes to the Blackhawks as they deal with the tragedy.

The Buffalo Sabres even cobbled together a quilt for the Blackhawks out of loose scraps of cloth and pieces of their sweaters.

The NHL has acted swiftly in light of the accident, sending out this strongly-worded statement from the public library that serves as their base of operations. [the NHL statement]

Of course this isn't the first time the NHL has dealt with adversity. You can find a list of some of the NHL's past tragedies here.