Voynov trial likely to be delayed due to scheduling conflict
Marc DesRosiers / USA TODAY Sports

The trial of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov on a domestic violence charge is likely to be delayed one week because of a scheduling issue.

Here's the specific reason, according to Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register:

During a pretrial conference Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Deputy District Attorney Frank Dunnick told the judge he is working another case that will overlap with the Voynov matter and that he would prefer not to work the cases concurrently.

Voynov's trial was originally scheduled to begin Monday, but after a conversation before Judge Eric Taylor and the lawyers involved, it's now expected to begin on March 9.

The final decision regarding a delay will be made Monday.

Voynov was suspended indefinitely by the NHL after his arrest Oct. 20. The Kings were fined $100,000 for allowing him to skate with the team during the suspension. 

The defenseman faces one felony count of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury. A conviction carries up to nine years in state prison.

Voynov trial likely to be delayed due to scheduling conflict
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