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Voynov takes plea, gets 90 days in jail plus probation

Kings Voynov Suspended

This Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 police booking photo provided by the Redondo Beach Police Department shows Los Angeles Kings’ defenseman Slava Voynov. The NHL suspended Voynov indefinitely Monday, after the two-time Stanley Cup winner’s arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. The 24-year-old posted $50,000 bail. (AP Photo/Redondo Beach Police Department)


Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov will spend 90 days in jail and receive three years of probation after accepting a plea deal in relation to domestic assault charges.

On Thursday, Voynov entered a no contest plea to a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a spouse -- his wife, Martina Varlamova, who declined to make a victim impact statement.


Voynov says he gives up rights to have a trial.

— Larry Altman (@LarryAltman) July 2, 2015

If Voynov violates probation, DA says, 90 days will become 364.

— Larry Altman (@LarryAltman) July 2, 2015

Voynov also has to pay fines of approximately $700 and do a 52-week domestic violence course and 8 hours of community service.

— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) July 2, 2015

Per the OC Register, Voynov is to surrender no later than July 14 for jail time.

Today’s development nullifies Voynov’s felony domestic violence trial, which was to begin next week. In October, the Kings d-man was charged after an incident as his Redondo Beach house, with prosecutors alleging Voynov choked and hit Varlamova, and pushed her into a TV.

This doesn’t figure to be the end of the Voynov saga, though, as several questions remain:

-- Will the Kings seek to void his contract, like they did with the Mike Richards deal?

-- Is Voynov facing the possibility of deportation to his native Russia?

-- Will the NHL lift his indefinite suspension?

More to follow...