Colorado Avalanche

Position
G
 
Jersey
1
Name  Semyon Varlamov
Born  4/27/1988
Height  6-2
Weight  209
Shoots  L
10/16/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov is dealing with a groin strain and will be a game-time decision, according to a Denver Post report. UPDATE: Varlamov has been placed on injured reserve, and should be considered day-to-day.
Insight: Coach Patrick Roy will likely error on the side of caution. Backup goalie Reto Berra was excellent Monday stopping 27-of-28 shots and is a viable option for fantasy owners.
 
10/11/2014 1:04:00 PM
Description: Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov will start on Saturday against the Wild.
Insight: Coach Patrick Roy pulled Varlamov in the season opener against the Wild on Thursday after he allowed five goals in the first two periods. Although Varlamov did not play well, the entire team did not perform. Look for a bounce back game from Varlamov.
 
4/14/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov led the NHL with 41 wins this season.
Insight: Varlamov finished third in save percentage (.927) and also led the NHL with 1,867 saves, 132 more than second-place Kari Lehtonen.
 
Hot4/5/2014 9:05:00 PM
Description: Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov shut out the Blues Saturday.
Insight: Varlamov allowed two goals in each of his previous four starts and made 31 saves for the shutout Saturday. The 25-year-old has had the best season of his career, winning 40 games with a 2.42 GAA and a .927 SV%.
 
12/20/2013 5:44:00 PM
Description: The domestic violance charges against Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov have been dropped, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Varlamov was facing an assault charge for allegedly attacking his girlfriend in October, but prosecutors did not think they could prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Varlamov is 16-8-1 with a 2.37 GAA and a .924 SV% this season.
 
Hot11/24/2013 10:45:00 AM
Description: Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov closed the door for his first shutout of the season Saturday in a win against the Kings.
Insight: Varlamov has won his last three starts. His save percentage over that stretch is .960. He could get a rest soon after starting seven games in a row.
 
11/22/2013 6:32:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov has been charged with one count of misdemeanor third-degree assault. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: Varlamov allegedly assaulted his girlfriend at their Denver home on Oct. 30. He's scheduled to appear in Denver County court on Dec. 2. The goalie has gone 11-5-0 with a 2.23 GAA and a .931 SV% this season, though he is 4-4-0 with a 2.74 GAA and a .916 SV% since his arrest.
 
11/1/2013 2:42:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov will start Friday night's game versus Dallas, according to Denver Post NHL writer Adrian Dater.
Insight: Varlamov (7-1-0, 1.76 GAA, .945 SV%) is off to a great start, but fantasy owners have to be concerned with his legal troubles. Jean Sebastien Giguere will get the minutes if Varlamov can't play.
 
11/1/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov will travel with the team while dealing with an off-the-ice issue regarding domestic violence.
Insight: Varlamov (7-1-0, 1.76 GAA, .945 SV%) is off to a great start, but might miss time because of his legal troubles. Jean Sebastien Giguere will get the minutes if Varlamov can't play.
 
10/25/2013 5:13:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov will start Friday against the Hurricanes.
Insight: Varlamov (5-1-0, 1.68 GAA, .950 SV%) gave up six goals combined in his first five starts but allowed four his last time on the ice. Meanwhile, backup Jean-Sebastien Gigure is 3-0-0 with a 0.67 GAA, a .981 SV% and two shutouts in three starts. With Justin Peters starting for Carolina on Friday, Varlamov is in a good position to get his sixth win.
 
Hot10/8/2013 10:17:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov had another fantastic start Tuesday at Toronto to get Colorado its third win in as many games this season.
Insight: Varlamov has allowed one goal in each of his first three games and owns a .967 SV% on 91 shots. The 25-year-old had a 3.02 GAA and a .903 SV% in 2012-13, but he's off to a 3-0 start.
 
4/13/2013 11:24:00 AM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov is dealing with a hip injury is questionable for Saturday's game against Vancouver.
Insight: Varlamov did not travel with the team for its two-game California road trip. He is 10-18-3 with a 3.02 GAA and .902 SV% this season.
 
4/9/2013 4:19:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov is dealing with a hip injury and will miss at least the next two games.
Insight: Varlamov will not travel with the team for its two-game California road trip. He is 10-18-3 with a 3.02 GAA and .902 SV% this season, so it's unlikely anyone will miss him. Jean-Sebastien-Gigure, who ripped into the team's young players after Monday's loss to Calgary, will start in his place.
 
3/30/2013 8:21:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov stopped 34 shots Saturday in a 1-0 win against Nashville.
Insight: Saturday was Varlamov's 11th career shutout and his third clean slate of the season. Varlamov had lost three games in a row before Saturday's victory so don't expect outings like this to become a regular occurrence.
 
3/24/2013 4:34:00 PM
Description: Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov will sit Sunday while Jean-Sebastien Giguere gets the start in net against the Wild.
Insight: Varlamov has regressed in his second season with the Avs. He is 9-14-3 with a 3.04 GAA and .904 SV%. Gigure has been worse, putting up a 3.16 GAA in seven appearances.
 
3/15/2013 9:29:00 PM
Description: Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov will sit Saturday while JeanSebastien Giguere gets the start in net against the Wild.
Insight: Varlamov has saved a decent 91.1 percent of his shots but he has a 2.83 GAA. He has started 22 games to Giguere's four.
 
2/21/2013 9:27:00 AM
Description: Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov notched his second shutout of the season Wednesday in a 1-0 win over St. Louis.
Insight: He kicked away all 33 of the shots the Blues fired at him. Varlamov had allowed 10 goals in his previous two starts so this effort represents a noticeable improvement for the 24-year-old.
 
2/6/2013 6:11:00 PM
Description: The Avalanche will start Semyon Varlamov in net for the ninth time this season Wednesday versus the Ducks.
Insight: Varlamov is 3-5-0 with a 2.50 GAA and .915 SV% this season. He has given up one goal or less three times but three or more five times.
 
1/30/2013 5:45:00 PM
Description: Colorado will start Semyon Varlamov Wednesday against the Canucks.
Insight: Varlamov's two strongest performances this season came against struggling offenses. Eleven of his 12 goals allowed have come against Minnesota, San Jose and Edmonton. Vancouver has a below-average 2.40 GFA and hasn't been getting off many shots on goal so Varlamov is an average play Wednesday.
 
1/26/2013 5:56:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov was yanked after allowing four goals in two periods on Saturday against the Sharks. Jean-Sebastien Gigure took over in net to start the third period.
Insight: Varlamov was coming off a shutout of Columbus and possessed a 1.68 GAA and 948 SV% prior to this game but he couldn't handle San Jose's unstoppable power play unit. The Avs don't play a back-to-back until Jan. 30-31 so Varlamov could start again on Monday against Edmonton.
 

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