Thursday, October 31, 2013

NHL News: Avalanche Goalie Varlamov Arrested

photo by CBS Denver

According to reports, late last night Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov was arrested on charges of kidnapping and assault.  The kidnapping charge carries a sentence of 2-6 years in prison.  Varlamov reportedly turned himself in on Wednesday and the charges stem from an incident that took place on Tuesday.  Varlamov is expected to see a judge later this morning.

Varlamov had been a key figure in the Avalanche's 10-1 start to the season.  He was 7-1 to start the season with a .945 save percentage and a 1.76 GAA.  Colorado acquired Varlamov from the Washington Capitals in the summer of 2011 in exchange for the teams first and second round draft picks in 2012.

The Avalanche are scheduled to have a back to back this weekend against Dallas and then at home against Montreal.  Varlamov's status for these games is uncertain as of now, according to reports.

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