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Immigration officials take Kings' Slava Voynov into custody

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Slava Voynov #26 of the Los Angeles Kings plays against the New York Rangers in Game Four of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Slava Voynov

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Slava Voynov #26 of the Los Angeles Kings plays against the New York Rangers in Game Four of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Slava Voynov

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov has been taken into custody by U.S. immigration officials, two months after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge.

The Los Angeles Times reports the Russian citizen faces possible deportation. He is being held without bail pending a hearing before an immigration judge.

The 25-year-old defenseman was arrested at his Redondo Beach home in October after an argument with his wife. Police say he choked and kicked her.

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Voynov originally was charged with a felony but pleaded no contest to a reduced misdemeanor charge.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers took him into custody Wednesday when he was released from a jail where he'd been serving his sentence.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the league is aware of Voynov's situation.