When Russia named its final roster for September’s World Cup of Hockey Slava Voynov was included on the blue line. That led to NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly telling ESPN.com that the NHL and NHLPA – who are running the tournament – would review his status.
Who could replace Voynov? The door could now be open for someone like Nikita Nesterov, Anton Belov, Yevgeny Medvedev, Fedor Tyutin or Nikita Nikitin. Daly added that no deadline has been established for the Russian Hockey Federation to announce a change.
Voynov spent the 2015-16 season playing for the KHL’s SKA St. Petersburg after the NHL handed him an indefinite suspension following his Oct. 2014 arrest on misdemeanor domestic violent charges. Last July he pled no contest to a reduced charge and spent 90Read More »from Slava Voynov replaced by Nikita Nesterov on Russia's World Cup roster