Slava Voynov D LA 2 months ago

Voynov, who had his trial for domestic battery charges pushed back to early June, recently underwent surgery for a torn Achilles tendon, the LA Kings Insider reports.

Rehab for that type of injury is usually around four months but the Kings haven't released any estimate as of yet. Voynov's status for the upcoming season will hinge more on the trial outcome but the Achilles injury is another hurdle he may have to eventually clear.

Slava Voynov D LA 3 months ago

Voynov's (suspension) upcoming trial for domestic battery charges was once again delay until April, the LA Times reports.

Voynov remained under indefinite suspension by the NHL and could face deportation back to Russia if found guilty. If for some reason you were still holding onto him for this season it's time to cut bait and move on.

Slava Voynov D LA 3 months ago

Voynov's (suspension) upcoming trial for domestic-battery charges has been delayed one week, the Orange County Register reports.

Voynov remains under indefinite suspension by the NHL but could face deportation back to Russia if found guilty. The trial will now begin on March 9.

Slava Voynov D LA 5 months ago

Voynov (suspension) pleaded not guilty in Monday to his felony charge of corporal injury to spouse with great bodily injury, the Associated Press reports.

Next up for Voynov is a pretrial hearing Jan. 28, before a preliminary trial for the felony charge stemming from his October arrest for choking and hitting his wife. His trial is expected to begin Mar. 2, and if Voynov ends up being fount guilty, he could be at risk of deportation back to his native Russia.

Slava Voynov D LA 5 months ago

Voynov will stand trial on a felony charge of domestic violence after a judge deemed there to be sufficient evidence to move forward with the case Monday, reports.

Voynov, who is suspended indefinitely, will be arraigned Dec. 29 and appears unlikely to be reinstated until the legal process plays out.

Slava Voynov D LA 6 months ago

Voynov (suspension) was fined $100,000 by the NHL for his impermissible participation in Tuesday's optional skate, Josh Cooper of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Under the terms of Voynov's indefinite suspension, the blueliner isn't allowed to participate in any team-related functions or activities, which led the league to come down hard with the fine. He'll still be able to use the Kings' facilities, but won't be permitted to have contact with his teammates until the suspension is lifted.

Slava Voynov D LA 6 months ago

Voynov (suspension) joined the Kings on the ice for Tuesday's optional skate, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

Voynov had been away from the team since Oct. 20 after he had been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. He was later charged with a felony count of corporal injury to spouse and had his first preliminary hearing Monday, which was supposed to bar him from participating in practice with the team, per an authorization from the league office. It's not clear if the NHL has since revised its ruling or if Voynov is openly violating the terms of his suspension, but if it's the ladder, expect the league office to provide comment on the matter.

Slava Voynov D LA 6 months ago

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that Voynov has been charged with one felony count of corporal injury to spouse, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports. Voynov's lawyer said he didn't want to provide a comment at this time.

After investigating the circumstances surrounding Voynov's Oct. 20 domestic violence arrest, the Redondo Beach Police Department confirmed that Voynov had caused great bodily injury to his wife, who suffered harm to her "eyebrow, cheek and neck," according to the release from the DA office. The police department indicated that their investigation will remain ongoing, but given the felony charge that Voynov is now facing, which carries a maximum of nine years in prison, it's looking increasingly likely that the blueliner won't suit up for the Kings again this season.

Slava Voynov D LA 6 months ago

Voynov figures to remain in limbo until at least a December 1 court appearance, CBC reports. "His legal situation continues to be somewhat uncertain," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said. "We're kind of waiting to see if there are developments there, but there's no certainty there will be before the beginning part of December. We're kind of playing it day by day."

Voynov has been suspended without pay since his October 20 arrest, though no charges have been filed yet. The Los Angeles district attorney has until December 1 to file any charges at which point there may begin to be some clarity around his situation going forward.

Slava Voynov D LA 7 months ago

Voynov's agent will attempted to have the defenseman's indefinite suspension lifted by the NHL, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Though the Redondo Beach Police Department's investigation into Voynov's October domestic violence arrest remains ongoing, Voynov's agent, Rolland Hedges, noted that a section of the collective bargaining agreement allows players to apply for a hearing with the NHL on legal cases. If Voynov is given the opportunity to appeal to the NHL, he could be allowed to return to the ice until prosecutors reach a conclusion on the case. Voynov has been out of action since Oct. 19, missing a total of seven games thus far.