Voynov's application for reinstatement is not expected to be ruled on prior to the NHL trade deadline, Igor Eronko of Sport-Express reports.

Voynov was deported from the United States following a no contest plea to a domestic violence charge in October of 2014 and has spent the past three seasons playing in the KHL with SKA St. Petersburg. The decision by Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly effectively rules out any chance for Voynov to play this season. The Russian winger hasn't been playing anywhere in 2018-19, which could limit his options even if he is cleared by the league to play. At this point, the 29-year-old may have to admit his hope of returning to the NHL is over.

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