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Prospects of a flyer goalkeeper detained in Russia on suspicion of military evasion

Ivan Fedotov was taken to the Russian military registration by a state criminal agency after trying to evade military service.
Ivan Fedotov was taken to Russian military registration by a state criminal investigation agency after trying to avoid military service. It has been. Reuters

Reportedly, Philadelphia Flyers goalkeeper prospects evaded military services in Russia

Ivan Fedotov, 25, was detained in St. Petersburg on Friday, months after signing an entry-level contract with the Flyers in May,Philadelphia. The Inquirer reportedand quoted the Russian news agency Fontanka.

According to Russian outlets, Fedotov was taken to a Russian military registration and enlistment office by a state criminal investigation agency. Earlier reports, law enforcement agencies were actively looking for hockey players in St. Petersburg.

In response to Fedotov's detention, Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher said on Friday that the team was aware of the situation, but the organization "has no further comments at this time."

Fedotov led CSKA Moscow to last year's Kontinental Hockey League championship and the Russian Olympic Committee to the silver medal at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Philadelphia Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher said the team was aware of Fedotov's situation, but the organization has no further comment.
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Ivan Fedotov was taken into custody in St. Petersburg in May, according to Fontanka.

CSKA Moscow is owned by the Russian government and its players are considered military personnel, the Inquirer said. This team, called the Red Army team, was previously associated with the Soviet army.

CSKA is officially considered a military man and may be trying to maintain a top goalkeeper by twisting Russian military service, the Inquirer reported. 

According to the newspaper, Flyers wanted star players to join the team and compete for a starting point during the 2022-23 season.