LA Kings' Slava Voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL following his arrest on domestic violence charges.

Redondo Beach police say officers responded to a call about a possible family fight at a home in the 800 block of Avenue C at 11:25 p.m. Sunday. The caller stated that a woman was screaming for about 20 minutes, and then was heard crying. But when police arrived, they were unable to find anyone at the home.

At about 1 a.m. Monday, Redondo Beach police were contacted by the Torrance Police Department about a woman who was treated at Little Company of Mary Hospital Emergency Room for injuries possibly sustained as a result of domestic violence.

After the initial investigation, 24-year-old Voynov was arrested at the hospital and held at Redondo Beach Jail. He was released at about 9 a.m. after posting $50,000 bail.

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is seen in this booking photo released by Redondo Beach police on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is seen in this booking photo released by Redondo Beach police on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.

Redondo Beach Police Department



Police are looking into a report that a child was at the home at the time of the incident.

"These developments are of great concern to our organization," the Kings said in a statement. "We will continue to take appropriate action as the legal proceedings and the investigation by the NHL take their course."

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."

Voynov will be paid during the investigation. He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 1.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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