Fedotenko leaves Flyers, returns to Ukraine

Farewell to the second-longest tenured Russian/Soviet born player in Flyers history.

On Tuesday, pending unresrticted free agent Ruslan Fedotenko returned to his native Ukraine courtesy of a three-year contract with Donbass Donetsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.

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The 34-year-old winger returned to Philadelphia following the lockout and posted four goals and nine assists in 47 games. That was after his initial stint with Donbass, during which he contributed eight goals and 18 points for the club in 33 appearances.

A two-time Stanley Cup winner with Tampa Bay (2004) and Pittsburgh (2009), Fedotenko racked up 37 goals and 75 points over 199 regular-season contests here in two stints (2000-02, 2013).

Only Dmitri Yushkevich spent more time in games and total seasons than Fedotenko in team history.

Donbass featured several former NHL players on their roster, including Evgeni Dadonov, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Randy Robitaille and Oskars Bartulis.