Wednesday July 29th, 2015

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is serving jail time in his domestic violence case at the Seal Beach Police Detention Center, the Seal Beach city attorney told the Los Angeles Times

Voynov was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years probation earlier this month after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a spouse. He was also ordered to attend a 52-week domestic violence course and complete eight hours of community service.

According to the Times, Voynov began serving his sentence on July 7 and was allowed by a judge to serve his time at a city jail of his choosing. The Times adds that Voynov's actual time served is expected to be 45 days or less as a result of “good behavior and other reductions.”

The Kings suspended Voynov in June 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. Los Angeles' suspension means Voynov's salary will not count against the cap.

The 25-year-old 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 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 played all 82 games for the Kings in the 2013–14 season and played six games last season before he was arrested. 

- Dan Gartland and Molly Geary

 

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