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BC-HKN--Voynov Suspended

April 10, 2019
Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is appealing the season-long suspension imposed by the NHL after it determined he committed acts of domestic violence. A spokesman for the NHL Players’ Association says the organization had filed an appeal on behalf of Voynov. A hearing date has not yet been set.

NEW YORK (AP) — Slava Voynov is appealing the suspension imposed by the NHL after it determined he committed acts of domestic violence.

Jonathan Weatherdon, a spokesman for the NHL Players’ Association, said Wednesday that the organization had filed an appeal on behalf of Voynov. Players have the right to appeal suspensions to a neutral arbitrator, though a hearing date has not yet been set.

Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended Voynov on Tuesday for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs for what the league called unacceptable off-ice conduct. The 29-year-old Russian could have his eligibility restored on July 1, 2020, based on good behavior.

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