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Judge rules Kings defenseman Slava Voynov should stand trial on domestic violence charge

FILE - In this May 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov reacts  during Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Chicago. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hector M. Guzman ruled Monday Dec. 15, 2014, that there is enough evidence for Voynov to stand trial on a felony domestic violence charge filed after his wife was injured during an argument in October. Voynov has pleaded not guilty and his attorney said in court Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 that his wife has since written a letter to prosecutors describing the incident as an accident. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

FILE - In this May 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov reacts during Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Chicago. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hector M. Guzman ruled Monday Dec. 15, 2014, that there is enough evidence for Voynov to stand trial on a felony domestic violence charge filed after his wife was injured during an argument in October. Voynov has pleaded not guilty and his attorney said in court Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 that his wife has since written a letter to prosecutors describing the incident as an accident. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)  (The Associated Press)

A judge says Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov should stand trial on a felony domestic violence charge.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hector M. Guzman ruled there was enough evidence again Voynov to allow the case to proceed.

Guzman issued his ruling Monday after a preliminary hearing in which a police officer testified that Voynov's wife described her husband choking her repeatedly, punching her in the face and pushing her into a flat screen TV.

Voynov has pleaded not guilty to one felony count of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury.

The 24-year-old is accused of causing injuries to his wife's eyebrow, cheek and neck during an argument at their home on Oct. 19, hours after the Kings won an afternoon game.

The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov while the case is pending.