Slava Voynov
D FA
2 months ago

Voynov had his misdemeanor domestic abuse conviction dismissed Monday, and this could improve his chances of being reinstated into the NHL, the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The domestic abuse conviction reportedly stems from an incident of "corporal injury to a spouse" in 2015. Voynov -- who played for the Kings for parts of four seasons between 2011-14 -- ended up in jail for nearly two months, and he voluntarily moved back to his native Russia to avoid deportation. It sounds like the next step for Voynov is to have a hearing with Gary Bettman, the NHL's Deptuy Commissioner, to try and get reinstated. Now 28 years old, Voynov has compiled 18 goals and 67 assists over 190 career contests in the NHL.

Slava Voynov
D FA
2 months ago

Voynov, who's hoping for NHL reinstatement after tending to legal matters, can apply for a work visa July 2, Igor Eronko of Sport-Expressreports.

EDGE Analysis

If he does get reinstated, Voynov should make his way back to the Kings. The defenseman recorded 18 goals and 63 assists over 190 games with Los Angeles between 2011-15, though he pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge stemming from an October 2014 arrest and voluntarily left the country. Now, he's looking for a clean slate in the NHL following three seasons with St. Petersburg SKA of the KHL. The defenseman is known as a solid playmaker, but there are still pieces that need to fall into place before he can be taken seriously in the fantasy realm.

Slava Voynov
D FA
3 months ago

Voynov, formerly with the Kings, could eventually return to the NHL, but he must be reinstated by the league following his voluntary deportation to Russia and having served 90-day jail sentence in September of 2015 for spousal abuse, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Deputy NHL commissioner Billy Daly reportedly told ESPN that it's too early for the league to decide whether Voynov is allowed back in the league, and there's no guarantee that that a team would be interested in obtaining a player with a checkered past. Now 28 years old, Voynov accumulated 81 points (18 goals, 63 assists) in 190 career games with Los Angeles between 2011-15.

Slava Voynov
D FA
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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.