Los Angeles, CA – New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely by the NHL on Monday after an arrest on charges of domestic violence.
According to the league, the suspension was imposed under Section 18-A.5 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which provides that, during the pendency of a criminal investigation, "the League may suspend the player pending the league's formal review and disposition of the matter where the failure to suspend the player during this period would create a substantial risk of material harm to the legitimate interests and/or reputation of the league."
Voynov, who will continue to be paid, has appeared in all six games this season for the Kings and has two assists.
"These developments are of great concern to our organization," the Kings said in a statement. "We support the NHL's decision to suspend Slava Voynov indefinitely during this process, and we will continue to take appropriate action as the legal proceedings and the investigation by the NHL take their course."