By going with the option to “self-deport,” Slava Voynov is leaving the Los Angeles Kings and heading back to Russia.
He was facing domestic violence charges.
Voynov released a statement via his agent, Rolland Hedges, sharing the stunning decision:
“Earlier today, I notified the National Hockey League, National Hockey League Players’ Association and the Los Angeles Kings of my decision to immediately begin the formal process of returning to Russia with my family. I sincerely apologize to those in and around the game of hockey who have been affected by my situation, and I also wish the players of the LA Kings success in the future.”
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