A Russian ice hockey participant below contract with a US-based National Hockey League (NHL) group has been detained in Russia over costs he evaded army service and has since been taken to a army hospital after falling in poor health, his lawyer advised a Russian state information company.
Ivan Fedotov, a goaltender on the Russian group that gained silver on the Beijing Winter Olympics this 12 months, signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers in May.
His detention comes after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. Moscow calls its actions a “special military operation”.
The Fontanka.ru information web site mentioned on Friday the 25-year-old had been detained by St Petersburg police on the request of the army prosecutor’s workplace and was taken to an enlistment workplace.
His lawyer, Alexei Ponomaryev, advised state information company RIA on Saturday that Fedotov was taken to an enlistment workplace on Friday after which a army hospital after falling in poor health.
“As I understand it, due to stress, he had gastritis,” Ponomaryev mentioned. “Ivan feels bad. He says that he is not being provided with full medical assistance.”
Ponomaryev denied allegations that his shopper had evaded army service.
The St Petersburg police service didn’t reply to a request for remark. Fedotov didn’t reply to a request for remark despatched to his Instagram account on Friday. Reuters couldn’t instantly attain his lawyer, Ponomaryev, for remark.
Fedotov, who was chosen by the Philadelphia Flyers within the 2015 Entry Draft, led CSKA Moscow of the Continental Hockey League (KHL) to the Gagarin Cup, the league’s championship title, final season.
A and CSKA Moscow advised Reuters on Friday it was awaiting official data from related our bodies. “At the moment Ivan Fedotov is not bound by contractual obligations with our club,” the added.
The NHL has severed enterprise ties with Russia however has not banned the greater than 50 gamers on its groups.
The league is just not permitting the Stanley Cup, its championship trophy, to journey to Russia for a house celebration for Valery Nichushkin of the Colorado Avalanche.
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