Russia Detains Olympic Goalie, Who Had Signed With the Philadelphia Flyers

A Russian hockey player who recently signed with the Philadelphia Flyers has been detained in Russia on charges that he planned to evade military service, according to reports from Russian news outlets.

Ivan Fedotov, a 6-foot-7 goalie, signed with the Flyers on May 7 and was expected to compete for a spot on the roster at training camp in the fall. He played for the Russian Olympic Committee in this year’s Winter Games in Beijing, where he helped the team earn a silver medal.

A spokesman for the National Hockey League said the league was aware of the situation but would not comment further.

Chuck Fletcher, Philadelphia’s president of hockey operations and

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