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Kings defenseman Slava Voynov arrested for domestic violence, suspended indefinitely by NHL

Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL after being charged with domestic violence.

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Slava Voynov of the Los Angeles Kings has been suspended indefinitely by the National Hockey League following an arrest on domestic violence charges Monday.

Further details on the arrest are not immediately known, but it was made under section 273.5 of the California Penal Code. He will continue to be paid while the investigation continues, but is barred from attending any team activities.

Here's a section of the code. You can read the full thing here.

"273.5.  (a) Any person who willfully inflicts corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon a victim described in subdivision (b) is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of up to six thousand dollars ($6,000) or by both that fine and imprisonment."

The Redondo Beach jail released Voynov on $50,000 bond around noon ET, according to Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register. Voynov's next court appearance was scheduled for Oct. 22 in Torrance, but was moved to Dec. 1. The Redondo Police Department is expected to release a statement later on Monday.

Voynov, a 24-year-old native of Russia, was drafted by the Kings in 2008. He's been a key piece of their defense since the 2011-12 season.