11/21/2014 05:03 EST | Updated 01/21/2015 05:59 EST

NHL, NHLPA agree on salary cap relief for Los Angeles Kings on suspended Slava Voynov

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The NHL is giving salary cap relief to the Los Angeles Kings while defenceman Slava Voynov remains suspended indefinitely with pay after being charged with felony spousal abuse.

The league announced Friday that Voynov's salary will no longer count against the Kings' salary cap.

Voynov's $4.167 million cap hit now may be replaced in the same manner in which players with long-term injuries don't count against the cap.

The Kings had been unable to recall anyone from the minors to replace injured players recently, even forcing them to play with five defencemen at times.

Voynov has been suspended for 14 games since his arrest Oct. 20.

He is due in court Dec. 1 after the Los Angeles County district attorney's office charged him Thursday with abusing his wife.