The Denver Police Department announced tonight, via a press conference, that starting netminder Semyon Varlamov has turned himself over to authorities for domestic violence charges. Denver Police Department spokesperson Steve Warneke further revealed that Varlamov is facing serious charges for an incident that occurred last evening.
“This evening, about 6 p.m., Semyon Varlamov, 4-27-of-88, turned himself in to the Denver Police Department in response to an arrest warrant that was issued for his arrest concerning a domestic violence incident which occurred on the 29th of October,” said Warneke. “The arrest warrant was issued for second degree kidnapping, which is a class four felony, and third degree assault, which is a class one misdemeanor.”
According to the Warneke, the incident occurred in the 1700 block of Bassett St. There are no details regarding the condition of the victim nor the victim’s relationship with Varlamov.
As of now, there is no information regarding court dates or the possibility of bail. There is also no information regarding Varlamov’s potential for travel upon his possible release from jail.
Varlamov has been a key factor in the success of the Colorado Avalanche this season. He is 7-1 on the year with a .945 save percentage and a 1.76 goals against average. He was scheduled to start the club’s next game, against the Dallas Stars, on Friday night in Dallas, Texas.
The Avalanche issued a statement regarding the news:
“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.”
Things have been looking up for the Avalanche so far this season. The club is 10-1, head coach Patrick Roy seems to be turning heads while revitalizing his once popular club, and the goaltending has been phenomenal. Many expected the hot start for the Avs to come crashing down at some point, but few saw legal troubles helping that along.