Slava Voynov detained by US Immigration Enforcement

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LA Kings Slava Voynov was detained Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Voynov was 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.

According to the Los Angeles Times, 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. The agency didn't set a bond because of the violent nature of the case.

Voynov, 25, was arrested last October following a dispute with his wife, Marta Varlamova, that started at a team Halloween party when he allegedly struck her and continued at the couple's home in Redondo Beach. Voynov repeatedly choked and kicked Varlamova, then pushed her into a flat-screen television.

Voynov signed a six-year, $25-million contract with the Kings in 2013 but has been suspended with pay since the arrest. Depending on how Voynov's hearing goes, he may be deported out of the US.

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