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Slava Voynov | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 194
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Slava Voynov is still trying to recover from Achilles tendon surgery in addition to going to jail.
Voynov pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a spouse and received 90 days in jail as well as three years probation. He tore his Achilles tendon near the end of the season and underwent surgery in April so there is no guarantee that he will be healthy enough to return if the NHL lifts his suspension for the domestic violence. Voynov is suspended by both the NHL and the Kings and is due to be released from prison in early October unless he gets time off for good behavior. Stay tuned. Jul 5 - 5:31 AM

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The Los Angeles Kings have issued a statement regarding Slava Voynov.

Voynov plead no contest to a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a spouse. He will spend 90 days in jail and serve three years probation. "We believe the legal system has effectively resolved this matter and the punishment is fair and just," the Kings said per the statement. "Any act of domestic violence is unacceptable. As an organization, the prevention of domestic violence and the education of our players and employees is of paramount importance. We will continue to actively develop and implement a strategy to deliver this message. We remain steadfast in our support of the National Hockey League as they now begin their own investigative process. Until that is complete we will withhold further comment." Currently Voynov is still suspended by the league and Kings.
Jul 2 - 5:28 PM

Slava Voynov has accepted a plea deal on his domestic assault charges and will spend 90 days in jail and serve three years probation.

Voynov plead no contest to a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a spouse. A violation of his probation would increase his sentence to 364 days. It's not clear what will happen after that for Voynov. He might face deportation and the Kings might also attempt to void his contract, as they recently did with Mike Richards. Currently, Voynov is suspended by both the team and the league.
Jul 2 - 3:07 PM

Slava Voynov has been suspended by the Los Angeles Kings.

The team discovered that he suffered a torn Achilles tendon away from a hockey-related activity, so they chose to add their own suspension on top of the one he already has by the NHL. The move provides the Kings with more cap space and flexibility. It also gives them some protection just in case Voynov is not able to play due to injury, assuming he is eligible to do so. His trial is set to open July 6 after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence back in October.
Jun 25 - 1:57 PM

On Tuesday, LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi announced that the organization will receive additional education about domestic violence and drug issues.

"We all need to learn about it," Lombardi emphasized. Obviously, the domestic violence aspect relates to the on-going court battles Slava Voynov has created. But Lombardi seemed to take a more personal approach towards the educational and authorial aspect, "This is my fault. We spend time teaching them systems, nutrition and everything else, but we missed a big step here, in terms of ensuring that they understand right and wrong." It's a bit jarring to hear anyone say professional athletes, or otherwise, need such education. But mistakes are part of the human experience, if not outright condition, and Lombardi appears set to address the issues by bringing in outside speakers and educators to speak to players and staff.
Jun 2 - 8:30 PM

Slava Voynov's wife is still in counseling and it appears that she will not testify against him in court.

Voynov was charged with domestic violence on October 20th and has been suspended ever since by the NHL. His court case is expected to begin in July. "She is still overwhelmed by the idea of testifying and does not want to testify," her attorney Michael Walsh told Judge Eric Taylor. She has until July 6 to decide.
May 30 - 7:13 AM

A California judge has ruled that the police and two hospital workers can testify against Slava Voynov.

Voynov has been charged with domestic violence and has been suspended from the NHL since October 19, a span of 76 games. It is the longest suspension in NHL history. While Voynov's wife is refusing to testify against her husband, what she said to the police and the two workers will be allowed in court. The trial should start in July.
May 9 - 6:56 AM

Slava Voynov's wife, Marta Varlamova, is refusing to testify against her husband.

Voynov is facing domestic violence charges and if Varlamova doesn't testify, she could be found in contempt. To avoid that, she's agreed to accept domestic violence counseling to determine if she'll change her mind. Voynov hasn't played since Oct. 19 as he's been suspended indefinitely because of this incident.
May 5 - 9:30 AM

The trial for Slava Voynov is now slated to begin on July 6.

Voynov is charged with domestic violence and if he is found guilty, the maximum sentence is nine years. Voynov is also recovering from an Achilles tendon tear that required surgery. His future in the NHL is up in the air at this time.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 13 - 8:16 AM

Slava Voynov needed surgery after tearing his Achilles tendon during a recreational activity.

Voynov's trial as once again been delayed as a result, this time to early July. He's facing a charge of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury. He has been suspended indefinitely by the league.
Apr 2 - 11:02 AM

Slava Voynov's trial start date has been pushed back once again.

It was originally supposed to start on March 2, but then it was delayed until March 10 and now it won't begin until April 21. Voynov's lawyer said the latest delay was the result of a "mutual agreement." Voynov is suspended indefinitely by the NHL and is currently facing a charge of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury.
Mar 6 - 1:02 PM

Slava Voynov's trial has been delayed.

Voynov was supposed to be in court on Monday, but the start of the trial has been postponed until March 10. The delay was requested by Deputy Dist. Atty. Frank Dunnick and consented to over the objections of Voynov's attorneys. Voynov is facing a charge of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury. He pleaded not guilty and faces up to nine years in prison if convicted.
Mar 3 - 11:24 AM

Slava Voynov plead not guilty to the charge of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury.

Voynov could receive a maximum of nine years in prison if he's convicted. He has a jury trial date set for March 2. He remains suspended from the NHL indefinitely. According to a police officer, Voynov's wife said her husband repeated choked, kicked, and punched her. The police also said that she needed eight stitches to close a wound over her eye and had bruising on her neck.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:58:00 PM

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hector M. Guzman has decided that there's enough evidence in the case against Slava Voynov to warrant a trial on the charge of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury.

Voynov had his preliminary hearing on Monday and he will be arraigned on Dec. 29. According to a police officer, Voynov's wife claimed her husband had repeatedly choked, punched, and kicked her. He also allegedly pushed her into a flat screen television. Voynov's wife needed eight stitches to close a wound over her eye and she had bruising on her neck, according to the police. They also found a lot of blood in the bedroom. Lead prosecutor, Frank Dunnick, believes that "there's evidence to suggest prior domestic violence."
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 03:32:00 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have accepted the NHL's $100,000 fine for allowing Slava Voynov to practice on Tuesday.

Voynov isn't allowed to practice with the team while he's serving an indefinite suspension. "This was clearly a mistake on our part and we accept full responsibility," the Kings said in a statement. "It is incumbent upon us to be more vigilant in managing this situation to ensure that Slava's allowable training activities always remain separate from the team."
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 05:15:00 PM

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