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Russian ice hockey player has been detained on suspicion of military service, RIA reports

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A Russian ice hockey player with a contract with the US-based National Hockey League (NHL) team is taken to a military hospital after being detained by Russia on suspicion of evading military services and getting sick. His lawyer said he was exposed. Russian state news agency.

Russian team goalkeeper Ivan Fedotov, who won the silver medal at this year's Beijing Winter Olympics, signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers in May.

His detention was after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th. Moscow calls that action a "special military operation."'s news website said on Friday that a 25-year-old boy was detained by the St. Petersburg police at the request of the public prosecutor's office and taken to an enlistment office.

His lawyer, Alexei Ponomaliev, told the state news agency RIA on Saturday that Fedotov was taken to the enlistment office on Friday and to a military hospital after he became ill.

"As I understand, he suffered from gastritis because of stress," said Ponomariev. "Ivan feels sick. He says he has not been provided with full medical assistance."

Ponomariev denied accusations that his client had avoided military service.

Police in St. Petersburg did not respond to requests for comment. Fedotov did not respond to a request for comment sent to his Instagram account on Friday. Reuters couldn't immediately ask his lawyer, Ponomariev, for comment.

Fedotov, who was named Philadelphia Flyers in the 2015 entry draft, won the Gagarin Cup, the championship title of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) CSKA Moscow last season. Led to. ..

CSKA A Moscow spokesman told Reuters on Friday that he was waiting for official information from relevant agencies. "At this time, Ivan Fedotov is not bound by our contractual obligations with our club," a spokesman added.

The NHL has broken its business relationship with Russia, but has not banned more than 50 players on the team. The

League does not allow its championship trophy, the Stanley Cup, to travel to Russia for the Colorado Avalanche Valerini Chushkin's home celebration. (Report by Reuters, edited by Edmond Blair)