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Evgeny Medvedev Arrested on Suspicion of DUI: Latest Details and Reaction

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2016

Philadelphia Flyers' Evgeny Medvedev during an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames, Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
Tom Mihalek/Associated Press

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Evgeny Medvedev was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Wednesday, according to police. No charges have been filed in the case.  

Vince Lattanzio of NBC Philadelphia reported Medvedev was stopped in Montgomery County around 2:45 a.m. overnight. Lower Moreland police Chief Pete Hasson told the outlet the NHL player has been released from custody while the police wait for toxicology results.

Medvedev spent the first 13 years of his career playing in Russia starting in 2002. He made stops with the Mechel Chelyabinsk, Metallurg Serov, Severstal Cherepovets and Ak Bars Kazan before signing his NHL contract with the Philadelphia Flyers last May.

The 33-year-old Russian blueliner enjoyed a solid debut season in Philly. He tallied up four goals, nine assists and a plus-five rating across 45 games.

His time with the franchise is likely over, though. Wayne Fish of the Burlington County Times provided the response from general manager Ron Hextall about whether the Flyers planned to re-sign the veteran defender: "I would say we're probably leaning toward not."

He'll be an unrestricted free agent after signing a one-year, $3 million deal, per Spotrac.

Medvedev's status will likely remain in limbo until the legal situation plays out unless it's resolved before the start of free agency in early July. The NBC Philadelphia report provided no timetable for when police expect the toxicology results to be back.