Here’s a timeline of the saga of now ex-Kings defenseman Slava Voynov:
Oct. 20, 2014: Voynov is arrested in the early-morning hours at a Torrance hospital after domestic violence incident at Redondo Beach home that began at a team party. He is later accused of a felony and ordered to stand trial on charges of punching, kicking and choking his wife, Marta Varlamova.
Oct. 20, 2014: Voynov is suspended indefinitely with pay by the NHL, pending an investigation.
Dec. 16, 2014: A police officer testifies at a preliminary hearing that Varlamova said her husband punched her in the face during an argument at a Halloween party. She also said he choked after the couple returned to their home, threw her to the floor and kicked her repeatedly.
June 24, 2015: The Kings confirm to reporters that several weeks earlier they had suspended Voynov indefinitely without pay after he tore his Achilles’ tendon while playing tennis several months earlier. The move means Voynov’s $4.116 million salary doesn’t count against the cap.
July 2, 2015: Voynov pleads no contest on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, and a judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail, placed him on three years probation, required him to complete a 52-week domestic violence program and perform eight hours of community service plus pay fines of $700.
Sept. 2, 2015: Voynov is released after spending nearly two months in jail and taken into custody by federal immigration officials. He remained in a federal facility in the custody of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement pending a hearing before an immigration judge.
Sept. 16, 2015: Voynov announces through his attorney that he would begin the formal process of returning to Russia with my family. He apologized to fans and others in and around hockey and wished his former Kings teammates well.