Voynov signs for Russian team SKA after jail time in US

MOSCOW (AP) Two-time Stanley Cup-winning defenseman Slava Voynov will resume his career with SKA St. Petersburg after serving time in jail on a domestic violence charge in the United States.

Voynov was suspended for the final 76 games of the last NHL season and returned to Russia after serving two months in jail, plus time in immigration custody.

In a brief statement, SKA says Voynov has signed a three-year contract.

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SKA won the Kontinental Hockey League title last season and is one of the wealthiest hockey clubs outside North America. The club president is billionaire businessmen Gennady Timchenko, a longtime ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the team receives extensive funding from Russian state gas company Gazprom.