Kings suspend Patrik Bartosak; G prospect set for hearing on assault charge

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The Los Angeles Kings have suspended goalie prospect Patrik Bartosak, who is accused in New Hampshire of 12 domestic-related charges involving his girlfriend, including a felony assault charge alleging he tried to strangle her at an apartment.

The 22-year-old Bartosak, arrested Monday, waived arraignment Tuesday in circuit court in Manchester. He's scheduled for a hearing on the assault charge on Dec. 16 and will face trial on the 11 misdemeanors in January, including simple assault, criminal threatening and stalking. He's free on $10,000 bond.

"This morning our Club suspended Patrik Bartosak for his actions resulting in his arrest in Manchester, NH on November 16," the Kings said in a statement. "We take this matter very seriously. Our response in this matter reflects our extreme disappointment, particularly given the programs we have instituted internally and the commitment our organization has made to educating our players on the prevention of domestic violence. This is the first step in an ongoing process as we continue to gather information related to this incident and monitor the legal proceedings."

Bartosak played for the American Hockey League's Manchester Monarchs for two seasons. He moved with the Kings' farm team, now called the Ontario Reign, to California. He was re-assigned Friday to the East Coast Hockey League's Manchester Monarchs.

Bartosak's lawyer did not immediately return messages seeking comment from The Associated Press.

In 2014, then-Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested after his wife was taken to a hospital with injuries resulting from a domestic dispute with him. Voynov pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence and was sentenced to a 90-day term this past summer, along with three years of probation.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.