Ivan Fedotov, who is contracted by the Philadelphia Flyers, has allegedly evaded military service ©Getty Images

Russian Olympic ice hockey medallist Ivan Fedotov has been hospitalised, according to his lawyer, after being detained by authorities for allegedly shunning military service, which would have seen him deployed to Ukraine for the ongoing war.

A video has emerged on social media of the goaltender, who is contracted to National Hockey League (NHL) outfit Philadelphia Flyers, being taken away in an ambulance from the military enlistment office in Russian city St Petersburg.

According to sources in Russia, Fedotov's lawyer said the Finnish-born 25-year-old, who helped the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) claim silver at this year's Winter Olympics in Beijing, "doesn’t feel very well".

"[Fedotov] says that he was given some kind of injections, which he does not know, he was told that this was prescribed by a doctor," the lawyer said.

"He doesn’t look good.

"At this moment, we can’t say exactly how things are.

"He was in the hospital, at least in fact, but for some reason was not listed as other patients.

"Neither we nor our parents were allowed to see him.

"Recently, military police officers entered the hospital."

Fedotov was part of CSKA Moscow's squad during last season's Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), helping the Russian club win the Gagarin Cup.

He then played in goal for the ROC when they lost 2-1 to Finland in the men’s ice hockey final at Beijing 2022.

Following his performances at the Games, the Philadelphia Flyers announced in May that Fedotov had signed a one-year entry-level contract.

Ivan Fedotov, right, was a member of the ROC squad that lost to Finland in the gold medal match at Beijing 2022 ©Getty Images
Ivan Fedotov, right, was a member of the ROC squad that lost to Finland in the gold medal match at Beijing 2022 ©Getty Images

The cancellation of his deal with CSKA Moscow has been linked to a possible breach of Russia’s criminal law because of his military requirements, but this has not been confirmed by authorities.

Ukraine has been under attack from Russian forces for more than four months in what Moscow describes as a "special military operation".

According to the United Nations, at least 4,731 civilians have died in Ukraine since Russia launched its full-scale invasion on February 24, although it believes the true figure is far higher.

More than 7.5 million refugees have fled Ukraine, while the combined military death toll is thought to exceed 20,000.

The NHL, based in the United States and Canada, ordered its teams to cease contact with KHL clubs and Russia-based agents in March as part of the suspension of an agreement between the leagues in response to the war in Ukraine.

However, it has not banned Russian players from competing in the NHL and more could soon join the competition's ranks and confirmed in May that they were allowed to enter next month's draft.

Fedotov was previously a seventh-round draft by the Flyers in 2015 and had spells at Russian clubs Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, Salavat Yulaev Ufa and Traktor Chelyabinsk before joining CSKA Moscow in 2021.