According to Finnish news outlet MTV.fi, Philadelphia Flyers forward Jori Lehtera has been questioned by police about a cocaine ring that has already landed seven people in prison.
No charges have been filed against him in the case.
“We have spoken with Jori Lehtera and the league office regarding the reports out of Finland, and will reserve any further comment on the matter at this time,” Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said in a statement Wednesday.
According to the report, Lehtera is one of 23 suspects in the investigation, which centres on two kilograms of cocaine circulating in Finland in January 2017. Lehtera, per MTV.fi, has denied involvement.
Lehtera's cottage was reportedly raided this summer, though he was not present there at the time.
The 30-year-old is entering his second season with the Flyers after being traded from the St. Louis Blues last summer. He scored three goals and posted eight points in 62 games during his first season with the team.
Lehtera is entering the final season of his current contract, which carries a $4.7 million AAV. According to the Philadelphia Courier Post, Lehtera is on the roster bubble with the Flyers. He has one goal and a minus-1 rating in three preseason games.