Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov's domestic violence trial has been delayed until April 21, his lawyer, Craig Renetzky, said on Twitter Friday.
Renetzky told Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register the delay was by "mutual agreement." Voynov's trial was originally set to begin March 2.
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 last month said "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.
The NHL suspended Voynov indefinitely on October 20, immediately after his arrest. The Kings were fined $100,000 by the NHL on Dec. 2 for violating the terms of Voynov's suspension after he participated in practice with the team.
The league also agreed to grant the Kings salary cap relief by treating Voynov like a player on long-term injured reserve until his situation is resolved.
- Dan Gartland