Report: Slava Voynov began serving 90-day jail sentence on July 7
Slava Voynov is spending the majority of his summer behind bars.
The Kings defenseman, who pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to his spouse earlier this summer, began serving his 90-day sentence in the Seal Beach Police Detention Center on July 7, a city attorney told Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times.
Fenno further reports Voynov was able to choose the facility in which he would serve his sentence, with his stay at the 30-bed Detention Center in Seal Beach costing him $100 per day.
His time there, adds Fenno, is expected to last 45 days or less because of good behavior and other reductions. Voynov must also work through a 52-week domestic violence prevention program and eight hours of community service.
Further details of the incident, which began at a team Halloween party, were further disclosed in a probation report filed on the same day Voynov plead no contest.
The defendant punched her once on the left side of her jaw. Eventually, they stopped arguing and went back inside the venue. She tried to get assistance from other party goers; however she does not speak fluent English.
According to the victim, she is scared of the defendant and he is very aggressive when he drinks. She admitted this was not the first time the defendant has struck her.
The dispute continued at the couple's home, where the report said that Voynov repeatedly choked, pushed and kicked his wife.
Voynov remains under indefinite suspension by the NHL, but an early release would allow for the possibility of participation at Kings' training camp in September, thereby prompting an ultimate decision on his playing future.
Voynov's contract with the Kings runs through to the end of the 2018-19 season at an average annual valuation of $4,166,667.