Kings’ Voynov serving jail time in California

Slava Voynov. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

Los Angeles Kings defenceman Slava Voynov is serving jail time in Seal Beach Police Detention Center in California.

According to the LA Times, the Seal Beach city attorney confirmed the 25-year-old began serving a 90-day sentence in the facility on July 7.

From the LA Times:

“As part of the deal, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Eric C. Taylor allowed Voynov to serve the time at a city jail of his choosing.

To stay at the 30-bed Detention Center in Seal Beach, Voynov must pay $100 per day. Bedding and uniforms are provided. He’s allowed to bring a number of personal items, including an inexpensive watch, five photographs and up to $100 in cash for purchases from the commissary.”

Voynov pled no contest to a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a spouse — stemming from an incident involving his wife — on July 2 and he was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail. However, he could serve 45 days or less depending on good behaviour and other contributing factors. Voynov was also placed on probation for three years and must complete a 52-week domestic violence prevention program.

The Russian played just six games for the Kings during the 2014-15 season before being suspended indefinitely with pay by the NHL in October following his arrest.

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