Ivan Fedotov seems to finally be headed to the Philadelphia Flyers

Ivan Fedotov seems to finally be headed to the Philadelphia Flyers.

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The Philadelphia Flyers are in the stretch run of this great season that nobody saw coming from them. The entire organization has come together to prove everybody wrong.

Now, there is a new twist that is going to change things for them. On Thursday, we learned that CSKA Moscow of the KHL has terminated the contract of goaltender Ivan Fedotov.

The 27-year-old's NHL rights belong to the Flyers and they have since they made him their seventh round (188th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Fedotov missed the entire 2022-23 season as he served in the military but he has come back and played very well this year.

The Philadelphia Flyers are finally be getting Ivan Fedotov from the KHL

In 44 games played with CSKA in 2023-24, he went 21-22-1 with a .914 save percentage and a 2.37 goals-against average. He wasn't on that good of a team but he played very well in the net.

The Flyers could certainly use some help in the blue paint. Carter Hart won't be coming back and the duo of Sam Ersson and Felix Sandstrom could use some support.

It is a surprising turn of events for Fedotov but he will now have a chance to begin his Flyers career. It hasn't been able to begin sooner which is a shame but it is better late than never.

With Fedotov possibly beginning his NHL career, the Flyers are going to make a legit push for the postseason. They are currently holding the third position in the Metropolitan Division with some space between them and the first team out of the playoffs.

If this goaltender coming from the KHL can help them win and get into the postseason, it will prove to be a helpful addition to their group. John Tortorella and the staff will do whatever is needed for them to get the job done. We'll see when he finally gets in a game.