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NHL indefinitely suspends LA Kings defenseman Slava Voynov over domestic violence charges

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, right, stops a shot by St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie, center, as defenseman Slava Voynov, of Russia, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, right, stops a shot by St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie, center, as defenseman Slava Voynov, of Russia, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov (26) reacts after Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith scored during the second period in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Chicago. The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov because of domestic violence charges. The league says he was arrested Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014, but isn't providing other details. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach released limited information early Monday, giving no details of what is alleged to have occurred.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

    FILE - In this May 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov (26) reacts after Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith scored during the second period in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Chicago. The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov because of domestic violence charges. The league says he was arrested Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014, but isn't providing other details. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach released limited information early Monday, giving no details of what is alleged to have occurred. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov (26), of Russia, is seen during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov because of domestic violence charges. The league says he was arrested Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014,  but isn't providing other details. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach released limited information early Monday, giving no details of what is alleged to have occurred.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov (26), of Russia, is seen during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov because of domestic violence charges. The league says he was arrested Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014, but isn't providing other details. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach released limited information early Monday, giving no details of what is alleged to have occurred. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)  (The Associated Press)

The NHL has indefinitely suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov because of domestic violence charges.

The league says he was arrested Monday morning but isn't providing other details. He will be paid during the investigation.

The NHL's collective bargaining agreement allows it to suspend players during a criminal investigation "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."

The NFL has received widespread criticism for its handling of recent domestic violence charges against several players.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said he is confident in his league's policies.