Kings' D Slava Voynov charged with felony domestic violence

BY foxsports • November 20, 2014

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been charged with felony domestic violence.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced the charge Thursday.

Voynov faces one felony count of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury. The district attorney's office says Voynov "caused his wife to suffer injuries to her eyebrow, cheek and neck" during an argument.

"We maintain our support of the NHL's indefinite suspension of Slava Voynov. As an organization we will continue to closely monitor the developments of the legal proceedings and work in partnership with the NHL to determine the proper course of action in the future," said the LA Kings in a statement on Thursday afternoon.

Voynov has been suspended since his arrest early Oct. 20 at a hospital in Torrance, California. He had taken his wife to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

"We are aware of the actions taken today in California, which we will review and evaluate before making any decisions. Until further notice, the current terms of Mr. Voynov's suspension remain in place," said Bill Daly, deputy commissioner of the NHL in a statement.

He will be arraigned Dec. 1 in Torrance.

Voynov is a two-time Stanley Cup champion who also played on the Russian team at the Sochi Olympics. He will miss his 14th straight game Thursday night when the Kings host Carolina.

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