Philadelphia Flyers Russian hockey player, Ivan Fedotov, has been detained over suspicions of evading the Russian army...
"There are sufficient grounds to consider Fedotov an army evader," the Russian military prosecutor's office told Fontanka.ru.
The 25-year-old has allegedly violated article 328 of the Criminal Code "evasion of military or alternative civilian service," for which he could face up to two years in prison, according to the Russian news publication.
Fedotov announced in April that he will leave Moscow's CSKA hockey club, with whom he won the Gagarin Cup last season, and will be joining the Philadelphia Flyers, according to Euro Weekly News. He signed an entry-level contract with the NHL team in May.