Los Angeles Kings star defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested early Monday on suspicion of domestic violence after a neighbor reporting hearing a woman screaming and crying at his Redondo Beach home.
He was suspended in definitely pending a formal investigation by the NHL, according to a National Hockey League statement.
In a statement, the Kings said the team supports the NHL’s decision to suspend Voynov.
“These developments are of great concern to our organization,” the statement read. “We will continue to take appropriate action as the legal proceedings and the investigation by the NHL take their course.”
Voynov, 24, was arrested by Redondo Beach police after officers were called to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance about 1 a.m. with a report that a woman was being treated in the emergency room t “for injuries that were possibly received during a domestic violence incident,” according to a statement from the Redondo Beach Police Department.
Voynov was at the hospital when he was arrested on suspicion of felony willful infliction of corporal violence on a spouse or cohabitant. He was booked about 2 a.m., according to county inmate records.
He was released on $50,000 bail about 9 a.m. Monday, police said. About two hours later, Kings coach Darryl Sutter was seen leaving Voynov’s home.
Late Sunday night, a neighbor had called Redondo Beach police to report a possible family fight in the 800 block of Avenue C.
The caller said “a female could be heard screaming for the past 20 minutes and could now be heard crying,” according to the police statement.
When officers responded, they learned the woman had possibly left in a vehicle before they arrived. Shortly afterward, Redondo Beach officers received a call from the Torrance Police Department about the female hospital patient.
A neighbor said Voynov has moved into the home with a woman and young girl about a year ago. The occupants of the modern home were very private, the neighbor said.
Police believe a child was home during the incident and that was "part of the investigation," Redondo Beach police Lt. Joe Hoffman said.
Voynov's alleged victim has requested confidentiality, according to police. She was released from the hospital Monday morning.
Viatcheslav Voynov was set to appear in Torrance Superior Court on Dec. 1. He was being paid during the investigation, according to the NHL.
The Russian player was signed to a six-year, $25 million contract last year.