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Slava Voynov Taken Into Custody By U.S. Immigrations

from Nathan Fenno of the LA Times,

Slava Voynov was taken into custody Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, throwing the NHL future of the young Kings defenseman into question.

Voynov had been jailed at the Seal Beach Police Detention Center since July 7 following his no contest plea to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Los Angeles Superior Court.

After Voynov's release in Seal Beach, ICE took him into custody and is holding the Russian citizen at an unspecified detention facility pending a hearing by an immigration judge, an agency spokeswoman said Thursday.

Because of the violent nature of Voynov's legal entanglement — which brought him to the attention of ICE in the first place — the agency didn't set a bond.

The Kings declined comment while Voynov's agent didn't immediately return a request for comment.

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interesting. I suspect that delay in Kopitar’s contract has something to do with this given that if Voynov is deported, the Kings will have roughly $4-5 million/season additional to work with. I’d also suspect that the Erhoff signing will be extended beyond a year as well.

Posted by scooter on 09/04/15 at 10:30 AM ET

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