Philadelphia Flyers goal-keeping prospect Ivan Fedotov is now isolated at a remote military base in northern Russia. Fedtov's agent, J.P. Barry, told the Associated Press on Tuesday.
In February, Russia reported that Fedotov was arrested by law enforcement agencies outside the hockey rink and taken to a military enlistment center. A local Russian news sitereported that Fedotovwas suspected of evading the military service required by all Russian men as the invasion of Ukraine continued.
Fedotov's lawyer, Alexei Ponomarev, denied that Fedotov had avoided military service.
After his detention, Fedotov was taken to a military hospital on suspicion of stress-induced gastritis.
"We have a draft in line with the law, so emotional commentary would be totally inappropriate," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in the Fedotov case on Monday. I said when I was pressed for. "There are good reasons for postponement, and there are various ways to get military service for athletes."
High-level athletes have a special ability to compete while fulfilling their military obligations. You can give status. And 25-year-old Fedotov will be part of it as one of the top international goalkeepers. In February, he won the Russian Olympic Committee silver medal as the first goalkeeper of the Beijing Olympics.
Philadelphia's 7th round of 2015 Pick and Fedotov signed a contract with Flyers in May and were qualified because they did not have an existing contract in Russia.
"We are aware of the report and are investigating the situation," said Chuck Fletcher, President of Flyers, a hockey operator, in a statement. "There are no more comments at this time."