Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov's domestic violence trial has been delayed until July 6.
Voynov's trial was originally scheduled to begin March 2 and was previously delayed to April 21.
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 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