NHL Suspends Slava Voynov

On Monday morning, the NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely from all club activities pending a formal investigation of an arrest this morning on charges of domestic violence.

Voynov, 24, averaged 22:18 per game and posted 30 points last season for the Stanley Cup champion Kings. He signed a six-year extension with the Kings in June of last year.

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13 thoughts on “NHL Suspends Slava Voynov

  1. While I strongly believe that a person is innocent until proven guilty, it is good for the NHL to get out in front of this given what the league might know regarding this case. Not sure why this did not happen last year with Varlamov, but I think the league is doing the right thing with this, and hope it continues moving forward. Not a very positive pattern developing for Russian players is it??

  2. Phil- I imagine it has to do with what has happened to the NFL with Ray Rice. I’m all about innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, but love that the NHL is getting out ahead of this and making sure it doesn’t bite them in the ass. There should be a zero tolerance policy in sports regarding domestic abuse, and I really hope they set the right example with this.

  3. Yes, agreed regarding Rice/NFL clusterF%^*. Talk about bad PR….NHL is putting a the right face on with this and should be commended.

  4. Meh, you can’t penalize an organization because one of their players is a clown. Unless his clowning happens on the ice, then yes, penalize the organization. His cap hit still exists.

    Meanwhile, Hawks fans still go crazy whenever Wife Beatin’ Bobby Hull’s drunk mug is put on the big screen at the UC.

  5. If the NFL taught all of the other Pro leagues anything, it was simply to do the right thing and let the law run its course. Don’t try and hide anything. GOOD FOR THE NHL!!!

  6. Holy crap, the NHL learning from other leagues mistakes?! Its usually the other way around. Kind of refreshing. The difference between Varlomov and Voynov is undoubtedly Ray Rice. But it could also be the evidence against Voynov… I’m leaning more towards the former

  7. Deport the bastard for only 12mths if he man up and admits it,
    unlike Varlo(regression to the mean)mov.

  8. 9 is indeed still revered in the city, which makes me wonder why he hasn’t looked at it as
    a very unique, fortunate chance to make some formal amends and know if done proper he keeps right on being second city royalty.

    We all know that if asked, fans/public will forgive. But for a few.

    Denial can be a powerful thing, but it’s nothin compared to the freedom of layin down the burden and livin in the truth. …and that aint no drag

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