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Immigration officials take Kings' Slava Voynov into custody after domestic violence sentence

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov has been taken into custody by U.S. immigration officials, two months after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1VClVsY ) the Russian citizen faces possible deportation. He is being held without bail pending a hearing before an immigration judge.

The 25-year-old defenceman was arrested at his Redondo Beach home in October after an argument with his wife. Police say he choked and kicked her.

Voynov originally was charged with a felony but pleaded no contest to a reduced misdemeanour charge.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers took him into custody Wednesday when he was released from a jail where he'd been serving his sentence.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the league is aware of Voynov's situation.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/

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