Slava Voynov
D FA
2 years ago

Voynov is being deported to Russia, Yahoo! Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

In early September, after serving a 60 day sentence for pleading no contest to domestic violence charges, Voynov was placed in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's custody. Today, he has notified the Kings, NHL, and NHL Players' Association that he plans on beginning the formal process of returning to Russia. The Kings also announced they will terminate Voynov's contract. Obviously, any hope for fantasy relevance to be held on to is no longer in play.

Slava Voynov
D FA
2 years ago

Voynov (suspension, Achilles) was taken into custody by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after his release from jail, according to the L.A. Times. He faces potential deportation after serving time after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

EDGE Analysis

The agency didn't allow a bond for his release, which seems to be pretty common for those individuals they feel are a flight risk or a danger to their communities. Voynov falls under Priority 2(b), which covers those "convicted of a 'significant misdemeanor.'" He's a Russian citizen and will stand before an immigration judge. But veteran immigration lawyers estimate the case could taken months or longer to resolve. He may be forced to leave the country and reapply for a visa, but there is no clear answer to the situation right now.

Slava Voynov
D FA
2 years ago

Voynov (Achilles) accepted a plea deal Thursday for his domestic assault charges and will spend 90 days in jail and face three years of probation, ESPN.com's Katie Strang reports.

Voynov was arrested on charges of domestic violence back in October and suspended indefinitely by the league. The defenseman has yet to be reinstated by the NHL, which will conduct its own investigation before making a ruling on his eligibility. Further complicating matters is that the Kings have instituted their own suspension on Voynov for suffering a torn Achilles tendon in a non-hockey related activity this past spring. His future with the Kings and in the NHL remains up in the air, and it's uncertain when a resolution might be reached.

Slava Voynov
D FA
2 years ago

Voynov tore his Achilles tendon in a recreational activity and underwent succesful surgery last week, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

Voynov has been suspended by the team and his salary will not count against the salary cap. He is also dealing with a domestic abuse trial currently, so his future remains uncertain with the Kings.

Slava Voynov
D FA
2 years ago

Voyov has been suspended by the Kings organization and his salary will not count against the team's cap, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

Per the report, the Kings moved to suspend Voynov because he suffered his injury away from hockey activity. With Voynov already suspended by the league due to a still ongoing domestic abuse trial, his future with the club seems to be in some doubt.

Slava Voynov
D FA
3 years 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 FA
3 years 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 FA
3 years 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 FA
3 years 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 FA
3 years 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, ESPN.com reports.

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