Semyon Varlamov arrested in Denver on domestic violence charges
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov turned himself in to Denver Police on Wednesday on domestic violence-related charges.
The Denver Post reports that Varlamov turned himself in to police voluntarily earlier on Wednesday.
The Post's Ryan Parker was at the Police Department's press conference as they filled in some of the details. It doesn't sound good.
Varlamov arrested on 2nd degree kidnapping and 3rd degree assault of someone he knew. pic.twitter.com/D5D5KNSILh— Ryan Parker (@ryanparkerdp) October 31, 2013
Varlamov allegedly committed these crimes on Tuesday. Unknown time when alleged crimes occurred #avalanche— Ryan Parker (@ryanparkerdp) October 31, 2013
Meanwhile, the Avalanche released a statement on the matter Wednesday night as well.
"The Colorado Avalanche organization is aware of the allegations concerning Semyon Varlamov. At this time, and until the conclusion of this investigation, the Avalanche organization will have no further comment on this situation."
This constitutes the first bit of bad news the Avalanche have had all season, really. Varlamov has been lights out as the Avs goaltender, posting a 7-1-0 record as the team has begun the Patrick Roy era with a 10-1-0 mark. Varlamov has a .945 save percentage and a paltry 1.76 goals against average.
The Avalanche are scheduled to play at Dallas on Friday and come back to Denver for a game on Saturday against Montreal. It had been expected that Varlamov and backup Jean-Sebastien Giguere would split the starts but at this point that's obviously in question.
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