Varlamov (knee) ended 2017-18 sidelined after Colorado was eliminated from the postseason Sunday. The Russian netminder -- who enjoyed a resurgent campaign, posting a 2.68 GAA and .920 save percentage -- had already been ruled out of the series against Nashville, though there wasn't any guarantee that he'd be healthy in the event that Colorado advanced. That said, Varlamov will likely avoid surgery, which bodes well for his chance to be healthy in time for next season's training camp.
Varlamov (knee) won't play in the Avalanche's first-round series against the Predators, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Varlamov has been considered out indefinitely, and while that still remains true, at least we have some sense of the picture. Given that Colorado is facing the Presidents' Trophy winners, the first round may be as far as it goes. While the Russian netminder is out, Jonathan Bernier will shoulder the load.
Varlamov's injury concerns his left knee, and while he's out indefinitely, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar doesn't believe the goalie will require surgery. The veteran will miss the remainder of the regular season, but that only amounts to four games. However, it's possible that Colorado makes its way into the postseason, therefore, Varlamov will continue to be evaluated in case the team does clinch a playoff spot. In the meantime, Jonathan Bernier ascends to the top of the depth chart among Avalanche goalies; he's worth considering if you've lost Varly.
Varlomov has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2017-18 season due to a lower-body injury. Varlamov departed Friday's game against the Blackhawks early because of the injury and it's apparently a worst-case scenario for him and the Avalanche. Without the veteran netminder available the rest of the way, the Avs -- who remain on the fringe of playoff contention -- will need to lean on Jonathan Bernier the rest of the way. Varlamov officially posted a 24-16-6 record with a 2.68 GAA and a .920 save percentage this season and should resume his role as the team's primary netminder next year.
Varlamov (illness) will take on the Blackhawks at home Friday, Adrian Dater of BSN Denver reports. Varlamov's streak of 21 straight appearances was snapped Wednesday when Andrew Hammond stepped in against the Flyers. His next opponent is a Chicago club that managed to beat the Jets 6-2 at home Thursday, despite goalies Anton Forsberg and Colin Delia both leaving with undisclosed injuries. Varlamov brings a 23-16-6 record, 2.74 GAA and .918 save percentage into the next contest.
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