Slava Voynov D LA 4 Months

Going into tonight's Game 3, defenseman Slava Voynov has played in 116 games since the first exhibition game on September 15.

That's an awful lot of hockey and it includes five games for Russia at the Olympics. Voynov has to be feeling it but with only 11 days left in the season at most, the end is in sight.

Slava Voynov D LA 4 Months

Slava Voynov scored a goal in the Kings' 4-3 victory on Saturday.

Voynov has recorded at least a point in four of his last five contests. He has two goals and six points in 17 postseason games.

Slava Voynov D LA 5 Months

Slava Voynov had his five game playoff point streak end on Sunday.

The streak started last season and continued through Game 1 on Thursday when the defenseman scored in the third period. He had two goals and six points during the streak. Game 3 will take place in Los Angeles on Tuesday with the Kings trailing two games to none.

Slava Voynov D LA 6 Months

Slava Voynov scored a goal in Los Angeles' 6-3 loss to San Jose in Game 1 of their opening round playoff series Thursday night.

Voynov cut the lead to 5-2 at 6:55 when he knocked down a clearing attempt by Antti Niemi and shrugged off a check from James Sheppard before snapping in a shot from the right circle. Voynov is now on a five-game point streak with two goals and four assists in those games. Defenseman Jake Muzzin and Trevor Lewis also scored for the Kings.

Slava Voynov D LA 10 Months

Slava Voynov has three assists in his last 10 games.

Voynov took a step forward in his sophomore campaign with 25 points in 48 games last season, but he hasn't been quite as effective in 2013-14. At the least, we expect him to maintain his current pace, which would allow him to narrowly surpass the 30-point mark.

Slava Voynov D LA 11 Months

Kings defenseman Slava Voynov scored a goal and added an assist for the Kings in a 3-2 victory over the Islanders Thursday.

Fantasy players who selected the young blue liner in drafts have been disappointed by his slow start, but thanks to a three-game streak he has now recorded eight points in 19 contests, which is reasonable. Tyler Toffoli continued his hot streak with a goal in the win while Tanner Pearson also found the back of the net.

Slava Voynov D LA 12 Months

Slava Voynov was the only goal scorer for the Kings in a 2-1 shootout win over the Predators Thursday.

The young, talented blueliner got off to a slow start this season, but has now registered a goal in two straight games, a sign he may be breaking out of his funk.

Slava Voynov D LA 12 Months

Kings GM Dean Lombardi has faith Slava Voynov will overcome his early season struggles.

Voynov's issues have been magnified by the fact that the Kings signed him to a six-year, $25 million contract over the summer. "I think he knows that he can be better and that's the most important thing," Lombardi said. He noted that signing the contract itself is a big adjustment for the 23-year-old defenseman and he will eventually adapt. Voynov should be regarded as a candidate to reach the 30-point mark this season.

Slava Voynov D LA Jun 18 '13

The Los Angeles Kings and Slava Voynov have reached an agreement on a six-year contract.

The Kings did not release financial terms, but multiple media outlets reported it is worth $25 million. Voynov was scheduled to be a restricted free agent on July 5 but eschewed the open market and an offer from his hometown team in the KHL to re-up long term with the Kings. The $4.17 million annual salary probably didn't hurt, either. Voynov became a rising star this year amid multiple injuries to the Kings' blueline and stands to be a top-20 defenseman in all formats next season.

Slava Voynov D LA Jun 16 '13

R-Sport.ru is reporting that Slava Voynov is close to re-signing with the Los Angeles Kings.

Voynov is slated to become a restricted free agent on July 5 and he reportedly has an offer on the table from Trakor Chelyabinsk of the KHL, his hometown team, but wants to re-sign with the Kings. "Slava is in contract talks with Los Angeles and we should come to an agreement in the very near future," his agent Alexander Tyzhnykh said. The 23-year-old defenseman had six goals and 25 points in 48 regular season games but his offensive game really took off in the playoffs with six goals, including four game winners, and 13 points in 18 games. Grab him as a top-20 defenseman in pools next season.