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Semyon Varlamov Back With Washington Capitals

Mar 1, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

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So much for some goaltender zaniness in Washington. Of course,
there’s still some time left for the right deal to come along.

For
now though, it appears the Capitals are set in goal after calling up
Semyon Varlamov and sending Michal Neuvirth down to the Hershey Bears, according
to Washington Post beat writer Tarik El-Bashir:

Michal Neuvirth
has been sent down. So the Caps’ goalies are Semyon Varlamov and Jose
Theodore.

There was some brief thought
this morning that a trade could be in the works after Varlamov was
called up, but this was just a case of the Russian goaltender
getting a game in Hershey before NHL action resumed. Varlamov had missed
nearly two months due to injury, and his one game back before the
Olympic break he allowed six goals; not exactly the way you’d like to
get back on track.

Varlamov was solid in last night’s win for the
Hershey Bears, stopping 30-of-32. After the way Bruce Boudreau blasted
him after the February 11th loss, it should be interesting to see how
they handle his playing time down the stretch.

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