LA Kings Get Salary Cap Relief For Slava Voynov Suspension

LA Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, shown here during a recent
practice session (prior to his suspension).
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography
LOS ANGELES — Just one day after the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office charged Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov with one felony count of “corporal injury to spouse with great bodily injury” to his wife, Marta Varlamova, the National Hockey League announced that the Kings will get salary cap relief for Voynov’s salary.

In a press release, the league announced, “The National Hockey League announced today that the existing terms of its suspension of Los Angeles Kings’ Player Slava Voynov will be continued indefinitely.”

“However, in light of the uncertain and potentially extended period of time that the legal process may entail, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to permit the Kings to replace Mr. Voynov’s Salary and Bonuses pursuant to the Bona Fide Long-Term Injury Exception under the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement.”

Voynov is in the second year of a six-year contract with an annual average value (salary cap hit) of $4,166,667.

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