NHL: Voynov hasn’t been cleared to re­turn

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NEW YORK - The NHL says Slava Voynov still has not been cleared to play in the league.

NHL Deputy Com­mis­sioner Bill Daly says Sun­day that Voynov’s re­turn is con­tin­gent on com­plet­ing a process with the league to re­view his case that would de­ter­mine the pa­ram­e­ters for his el­i­gi­bil­ity.

A judge dis­missed a mis­de­meanour do­mes­tic abuse con­vic­tion against for­mer Los An­ge­les Kings de­fence­man last month.

The judge granted Voynov’s re­quest to dis­miss his con­vic­tion over the ob­jec­tion of Los An­ge­les County pros­e­cu­tors three years af­ter he pleaded no con­test to a mis­de­meanour charge of cor­po­ral in­jury to a spouse.

The Kings ter­mi­nated Voynov’s $25 mil­lion con­tract in 2015, but with his con­vic­tion over­turned he can re­quest a hear­ing with Com­mis­sioner Gary Bettman to ap­ply for re­in­state­ment.

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