The NHL has suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely on Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner’s arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.
Voynov was booked and released at the Redondo Beach jail after his arrest early Monday morning at a Torrance hospital on suspicion of corporal injury to a spouse, Redondo Beach police Lt. Joe Hoffman said. The 24-year-old Russian defenseman posted $50,000 bail.
‘’These developments are of great concern to our organization,’’ the Kings said in a statement. ‘’We support the NHL’s decision to suspend Slava Voynov indefinitely during this process, and we will continue to take appropriate action as the legal proceedings and the investigations by the NHL take their course.’’
Craig Renetzky, the attorney representing Voynov, said that Voynov hasn’t yet been charged with a crime. His next court date is December 1, Renetzky said.
‘’We’re still investigating with the police,’’ Renetzky said. ‘’It’s very early on in the proceedings. We’re just asking everybody to be patient, because arrests don’t always lead to charges and convictions.’’
The soft-spoken Voynov, who speaks limited English, was a key contributor to the Kings’ two championship teams in the past three seasons, playing an aggressive two-way game from the blue line. The Siberia native also played for Russia at the Sochi Olympics.