According to a report by NBCPhiladelphia.Com, Philadelphia Flyers’ defenseman Evgeny Medvedev was arrested early Wednesday for suspicion of DUI.
According to the report, Medvedev was stopped for a traffic violation early Wednesday morning at approximately 2:45 AM, at which point he was taken into custody for suspected DUI. There have not been charges filed yet, as the police are awaiting the toxicology results.
Medvedev was released from custody following the incident.
Medvedev, 33, was signed to a one-year contract worth $3 million with the Flyers in May 2015. He appeared in 45 games this season, netting four goals and 13 total points. He did not dress for any postseason games versus the Washington Capitals.
Prior to signing with Philadelphia, Medvedev played seven seasons in the KHL with Kazan AK-Bars. In 373 games in the KHL, he recorded 37 goals and 165 points.
NBC Philadelphia reached out to the Flyers regarding the arrest but they have not received comment.
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