Varlamov stopped 17 of 19 shots after replacing Ilya Sorokin to begin the second period of Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Panthers.

While it certainly wasn't a strong effort from the veteran netminder, it was better than what Sorokin managed. Varlamov has a shaky 3.40 GAA and .893 save percentage in three appearances since missing the first few weeks of the season with an undisclosed injury, but he will likely continue to work in a timeshare for the Isles as he rounds back into form.

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