Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ivan Fedotov.
Photo credit: NHL: Philadelphia Flyers

Flyers goaltender suspended from international play

Published May 12, 2024 at 1:34 PM

The International Ice Hockey Federation has suspended Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ivan Fedotov from international play for three years including the Olympics.

The severe punishment for Fedotov sees him serving a three-year ban from any international play, most notably including the Olympics. Other restrictions include a six-month ban from CSKA Moscow should he leave the NHL.

The six-month ban on Fedotov playing for CSKA Moscow will only take immediate effect should he leave the NHL. This is a hefty ban waiting for Fedotov should he transition back to KHL hockey.

CSKA Moscow and Fedotov violated the NHL entry-level contract obligations which caused the KHL to step in.

CSKA Moscow has been slapped with a two-year ban on international transfers, effective from August 11th, 2024, to October 8th, 2026.

The Russian Ice Hockey Federation has been fined a hefty price of 1 million francs which is equivalent to $1.1 million USF as a consequence of these contractual violations.

This move by the IIHF shows the commitment to upholding the integrity of player contracts and ensuring fair play within the international hockey community.

Fedotov will likely continue to play with the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2024-25 season. Fans now worry about potential restrictions and sanctions to future Russian phenom Matvei Michkov and his eventual transition to North American hockey.
May 12   |   15 answers
Flyers goaltender suspended from international play

Do you think this punishment was warranted?

Yes, absolutely!640 %
I'm not quite sure.426.7 %
No.533.3 %
Latest 10 stories