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Palffy Incident Detailed

Times Staff Writer

A police report obtained Monday said Ziggy Palffy and his fiancee each suffered minor injuries during a fight in the master bedroom of Palffy’s Manhattan Beach home early on Oct. 26, an incident that led to the arrest of the Kings’ leading scorer.

The South Bay district attorney’s office has yet to press charges against Palffy, 31, who was arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse shortly after police arrived in response to a phone call from Zora Czoborova about 2 a.m.

The couple went to a late dinner after the Kings’ 3-2 loss Oct. 25 to the Chicago Blackhawks.

When they returned to Palffy’s home, an argument escalated into a physical confrontation, the report said.

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Police found red marks on Czoborova’s right kneecap, on her lower back and in the middle of her back, according to the report. Her “entire left ear” was red.

Police found a scratch on Palffy’s back that was about eight inches long.

There also was a small scratch on Palffy’s left hand. He said he had been scratched there by Czoborova’s fingernail.

In addition, police found a four-inch red mark on Palffy’s left thigh that Palffy said occurred during the game against Chicago.

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Czoborova, 36, a bodybuilder, did not want to press charges and did not want to be treated by paramedics, the report said. She said there were no weapons in the house.

Palffy’s lawyer, John Tyre, said he would not comment until a decision was made on charges, which could occur this week.

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Center Jozef Stumpel, out because of a deep bruise on his chest, will not travel with the team on its four-game trip, Coach Andy Murray said.

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Stumpel’s injury is similar to the one that kept defenseman Mattias Norstrom out of the lineup for three weeks.

Stumpel has been out since Oct. 25. The first game after the trip is against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 13.


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