DENVER, Col – Early indications from Denver news outlets have reported that Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov has turned himself into local law enforcement authorities. The suggestion has been floated that Varlamov is under suspicion of domestic violence. The Avalanche released a brief statement earlier this evening.
“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.”
Local police say Varlamov turned himself in voluntarily and is facing charges of second degree kidnapping and third degree assault.
Pro Hockey News will provide information as it becomes available.
Varlomov has been one of the surprise fixtures of the Colorado rise to the top of the division this early NHL season. His steady play in net has given the Avalanche confidence throughout the entire lineup. He has posted a 7-1-0 record allowing 1.76 goals per game and 0.945 save percentage.
Pro Hockey News is passing judgment in this report and will continue to update as new information is made available through the Avalanche, National Hockey and local law enforcement statements in Denver.