NHL Prospect Detained in Russia After Choosing U.S.

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NHL Prospect Detained in Russia After Choosing U.S.

Fedotov leaves the rink after defeating Team Denmark 3-1 in the Men’s Ice Hockey Quarterfinal match at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games on February 16 in Beijing.

From Newsweek | Sports by Fatma Khaled

NHL player Ivan Fedotov has been reportedly detained in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Friday.

A Russian hockey player for the Philadelphia Flyers, Fedotov was detained over suspicions of evading the Russian army, Euro Weekly News reported, citing Russian media Fontanka.ru.

"There are sufficient grounds to consider Fedotov an army evader," the Russian military prosecutor's office told Fontanka.ru.

Fedotov announced in April that he will leave Moscow's CSKA hockey club, with whom he won the Gagarin Cup last season, and will be joining the Philadelphia Flyers, according to Euro Weekly News. He signed an entry-level contract with the NHL team in May.

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