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NHL suspends Los Angeles Kings defenseman indefinitely over domestic violence allegations

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NHL suspends Los Angeles Kings defenseman indefinitely over domestic violence allegations
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Slava Voynov of the Los Angeles Kings poses for his official headshot for the 2014-2015 season on September 18, 2014 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott in Manhattan Beach, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Slava Voynov #26 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates as he lifts the Stanley Cup after the Kings won Game Five 3-2 in double overtime over the New York Rangers during the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings won the series 4-1. (Photo by Rebecca Taylor/NHLI via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Slava Voynov #26 of the Los Angeles Kings and family celebrate after the Kings win the Stanley Cup after defeating the Rangers 3-2 in double overtime during Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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By RYAN GORMAN

The NHL has banned a player indefinitely after he was charged with domestic violence.

Defenseman Slava Voynov, in his fourth season with the Los Angeles Kings, was banned by league commissioner Gary Bettman within hours of being arrested.

Circumstances surrounding the 24-year-old's arrest are not known, but the veteran player will not play until the NHL conducts a formal review of the allegations.

"We as a league have more than enough authority and mechanisms to punish, if necessary, in the appropriate case," Bettman said in a statement.

"We've been counseling and educating on domestic violence for more than a decade, I don't remember the exact date," the commissioner continued.

"I'm not sure for us there is any need for any code of conduct other than our players, who overwhelming conduct themselves magnificently off the ice -- we deal with it on a case by case basis."

Voynov's agent declined to comment when reached by ESPN and said only that he was working to obtain more information.

The NHL moved quickly to remove Voynov from team activities – a noticeable departure from how the NFL has handled multiple domestic violence cases this year.

The Russian played in all 82 games last season for the Kings and was a member of their 2012-2013 Stanley Cup championship team.

Voynov has two assists in six games this season.

The champion player will continue to be paid his $787,500 salary while serving out his suspension.

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