Thursday July 2nd, 2015

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov pleaded no contest Thursday to a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a spouse, according to the Associated Press.

Voynov had been set to stand trial next week. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years probation. 

Voynov was also ordered to attend a 52-week domestic violence course and complete eight hours of community service, according to Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register.  

The Kings suspended Voynov last week after he suffered a non-hockey injury earlier this year. He had surgery in March to repair a torn Achilles tendon. Voynov was also suspended indefinitely by the NHL in October after his domestic violence arrest. The Kings' suspension means Voynov's salary will not count against the cap.

Voynov was arraigned in December on a felony domestic violence charge and pleaded not guilty. He is accused of kicking and choking his wife during an incident at their home in October. 

A police report obtained by the Los Angeles Times in February stated “Voynov pushed her to the ground approximately six to seven times with both hands, telling her that he wanted a divorce and to ‘Get out.’” Voynov's wife, Marta Varlamova, received eight stitches to close a cut over her eye, according to the report.

Voynov, 25, played all 82 games for the Kings in the 2013–14 season and played six games last season before he was arrested. 

- Dan Gartland

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