The Kings will continue to pay Voynov, whose salary cap hit is $4.167 million. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Thursday he had been charged with one felony count of corporal injury to spouse with great bodily injury in connection with an incident involving him and his wife, Marta Varlamova, on Oct. 19.
Voynov's suspension will continue indefinitely. "However, in light of the uncertain and potentially extended period of time that the legal process may entail, the NHL and
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi had been unhappy that his club was left in limbo during Voynov's suspension, a sanction the Kings have not disputed.
A club spokesman said placing Voynov on the long-term injury list allows the Kings to replace the average annual value of his contract — his cap hit — even though it would cause them to exceed the salary cap. But they still must comply with the 23-man active roster limit, and they're currently at 23. They would have to create a roster spot to use their new cap space.