A Philadelphia Flyers goalie was detained in Russia and accused of dodging the military draft after he signed with the NHL team
Ivan Fedotov skates on the ice to receive his silver medal after Finland defeated the Russian Olympic Committee in the men's gold medal ice hockey match at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, February 20, 2022 in Beijing
Russia's Olympic goalkeeper Ivan Fedotov has reportedly been arrested in Russia and accused of evading conscription by the country's army.
Fedotov, who won the KHL's championship with CSKA Moscow last season, signed with the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers in May.
"We are aware of the reports and are investigating the situation," said Chuck Fletcher, Flyers' president of hockey operations.
Ivan Fedotov, a Russian Olympic goalie who recently signed with the Philadelphia Flyers, has been arrested in Russia and accused of dodging conscription by the country's army, Russian media reported.
Russian officials met the Russian star goalkeeper at the exit of an ice arena in St. Petersburg and "invited him to go to the military registration and enlistment office," according to the report by Russian online newspaper Fontanka.
Fedotov played with KHL's CSKA Moscow - better known as the Red Army team - last season and won a league championship. However, he reportedly said he wanted to leave the country and his old club to play in America before being jailed.
Fedotov, who led the Russian Olympic Committee team to silver at the Beijing Winter Games earlier this year, signed a one-year deal with the Flyers in May.
"We are aware of the reports and are investigating the situation," Philadelphia Flyers president of hockey operations Chuck Fletcher told Insider. "We have no further comment at this time."
Fedotov is the latest athlete to have a run-in with Russian authorities. WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia earlier this year and faces jail on drug charges which Kremlin critics say are fabricated to make her a political prisoner.
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