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April 27, 2016

Evgeny Medvedev arrested on suspicion of DUI in Montgomery County

On the night after the team’s exit meetings, Flyers defenseman Evgeny Medvedev was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Lower Moreland. From NBC 10 Philly:

Lower Moreland Police Chief Pete Hasson tells NBC10 Medvedev was stopped for a traffic violation around 2:45 a.m. along Byberry Road in Lower Moreland.

The officer then arrested the 33-year-old Russian national for suspicion of driving under the influence, Hasson said. Charges have not been filed in the case. Hanson said police are awaiting toxicology results. Medvedev has since been released from police custody.

“I heard a report on it but I don’t know any more than that,” Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said on Wednesday when asked about the situation. “I’m certainly not going to comment on it at this point.”

After playing his entire career in his native Russia, Medvedev signed a one-year contract worth $3 million with the Flyers for the 2015-16 season. The 33-year-old rookie played often early in the year, but he found himself out of the lineup during the Flyers’ postseason push and playoff series against the Capitals. 

Medvedev’s final numbers for the season were four goals and nine assists in 45 games, and it doesn’t sound like he will be back in Philadelphia next year.

“We haven’t totally made those decisions yet, but I would say probably we’re leaning towards not,” Hextall said when asked about bringing back Medvedev.

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