Suspended Kings defenseman Slava Voynov pleaded not guilty to a domestic violence charge during his arraignment Monday.
Voynov was charged with one felony count of corporal injury to a spouse in November, following an October incident with his wife. The charges carry a maximum sentence of nine years in prison. Voynov is accused of injuring his wife at their home in Southern California. He took her to a hospital to be treated for her injuries and was arrested there.
On Nov. 21, the NHL announced it would provide the Kings with salary cap relief by allowing them to treat Voynov like a player on long-term injured reserve.
Voynov's next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 15.
- Dan Gartland