NHL player Slava Voynov pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a spouse Thursday, in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Torrance which was part of a deal to resolve a case that occurred last year October, involving a incident with his wife. The Los Angeles Kings player was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three year probation, according to the L.A. County district attorney’s office. Voynov also has to complete a 52-week domestic violence prevention program and perform eight hours of community service. Voynov was also punished by the NHL as the league’s Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated in an email, “The NHL indefinitely suspended Voynov, who is in the midst of a six-year, $25-million contract, with pay following his arrest Oct. 20.”
Voynov’s wife, Marta Varlamova, told Redondo Beach police in California, that the couple started arguing at a Halloween party, and Voynov eventually punched her in the left jaw. Varlamova then said the heated argument dragged into the night in a bedroom at their Redondo Beach home, where she said Voynov choked her three times. Both Varlamova’s and Voynov’s attorneys are saying the brawl was an accident. Police did note bruising and swelling on Varlamova’s face, and “red marks and scratches”, around her neck at Providence Little Copyright Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance. Varlamova claims that this isn’t the first time Voynov abused her.