Flyers pull the plug on Follmer

Kyle Follmer
Kyle Follmer

Kyle Follmer will NOT be joining Fife Flyers, head coach Todd Dutiaume has confirmed.

The move has been on the verge of collapse since it emerged that the 29-year-old American defenceman had his application for a UK visa denied.

With three weeks of the season already passed, Dutiaume has now confirmed that the deal is dead and plans are in place for a replacement.

"Kyle Follmer won't be joining us," Dutiaume said. "It's very disappointing, but it's something out of our control."

Flyers have drafted James Isaacs as temporary cover although his short-term contract is due to expire after the weekend.

"We are currently talking to James about his future," Dutiaume added.