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Varlamov will travel to Dallas, Avs won’t recall a goalie

Oct 31, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT

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Semyon Varlamov will travel to Dallas for Friday’s game against the Stars, the Avalanche announced.

The club also said it would not recall a goalie from within the organization.

These announcements came after Varlamov, 25, was released from jail, where he was being held following his arrest on allegations of domestic violence. The Colorado goalie had posted a $5,000 bond around noon local time.

Prior to Wednesday’s arrest, Varlamov was scheduled to get the start in Dallas on the heels of a 23-save effort in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Winnipeg.

Following today’s practice, Avs head coach Patrick Roy wouldn’t commit to whether or not the plan of sending Varlamov to Dallas would change.

“We’re going to take it one day at a time, like we’ve been doing all year long,” Roy told the Denver Post. “Obviously, we’re probably going to receive calls this afternoon that we can make a decision on how we’re going to deal with the situation.

“It’s a law thing and it’s important for me as a coach that I keep my focus on my team and we keep our focus there, and at the same time, let the law decide what’s going to be.”

While most Avalanche players offered no comment about the Varlamov situation following practice, forward Matt Duchene offered his support.

“We all love Varly in here,” Duchene said. “I can’t say enough great things about him. I think we’re all pretty confident this is going to get resolved pretty quickly.”

  1. esracerx46 - Oct 31, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Well now we have 2 reasons to hate the Avs. Roy is nuts and Varly is a woman beater. As an employer, when a guy does something like this, you can’t work for me anymore.

    • detwings - Oct 31, 2013 at 5:15 PM

      innocent until proven guilty

    • zacmelvinmcnutt - Oct 31, 2013 at 5:54 PM

      You don’t know for a fact that he’s a woman beater

    • beyor35 - Nov 1, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      Actually Roy is a wife beater too. Look it up…

  2. Plumber 65 - Oct 31, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Obviously it’s your style to judge before you know what your even talking about. Go Avs.. They rule!

  3. jacketsfan7 - Oct 31, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    ^^^agreed
    I’ve always loved varly so this came as a surprise to me
    All in all I think he’ll be fine and if not you have an excellent backup in giggy

    • lopo - Nov 1, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      “I’ve always loved varly so this came as a surprise to me”

      You ‘loved’ him, so that’s the equivalent of knowing him? Like your best friend commits a crime and you’re like “damn, we hang out 5 nights a week, I never expected him to be a pedophile” surprised you?

  4. earpaniac - Oct 31, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Not many things get me as pissed off crazy as domestic violence, but none of us (I think) personally know these people to say if its true or not. I’m not saying he’s innocent, just that we don’t know yet. I have no problems with him playing. IF he’s found guilty, I hope he’s immediately released. Anyone who does that is sub-human.

  5. pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 31, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    $5000 sure seems like chump change to an any athlete

    • tru2joelu4eva - Nov 1, 2013 at 1:22 AM

      thank you! and he can travel with the team…. oh the devious criminal he must be…

    • iHeartHockey31 - Nov 1, 2013 at 10:21 AM

      Bail is intended to ensure the defendant appears at trial. The decision to allow him to travel [with the team] is also made with the same intent. If the court thought he was an [ongoing] danger to the woman or others, they’d have held him without bail. If the court is confident that he will [1] stay away from the victim & [2] appear in court for his trial, there’s no reason to hold him on a high bail.

      Preventing him from traveling [with the team] would have prevented him from working. As he’s not yet been found guilty, he shouldn’t be prevented from traveling with the team.

      Although the victim stated this wasn’t the first incident, from the court’s perspective he’s a first time offender. If he fails to stay away from the victim or doesn’t follow the restrictions the court put on his travel, he could then be held without bail until his trial.

  6. tiger7575 - Oct 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    One BIG reason to hate the Av’s is……..
    They are getting good again;-)

  7. dlk75150 - Oct 31, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    The avs wills pay to make this go away. Domestic violence really guess he thinks he’s above the law.

  8. dlk75150 - Oct 31, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Domestic violence really? That is the lowest of the low. I’m sure the ave will pay a pretty price to make this go away.

    • pxland - Oct 31, 2013 at 10:22 PM

      Two tries and you’re still incoherent.

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