Semyon Varlamov 1 | Goaltender

Colorado Avalanche

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Mon. Oct 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Varlamov (groin) will suit up for Friday's game against the Canucks. Impact: Varlamov won't play Tuesday against the Panthers, but is expected to get the start Friday after the team has a couple days off. The netminder was on a cold streak before getting injured, going 0-2-1 and giving up a total of 10 goals in three games on the season.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Updating a previous report, the Avalanche haven't placed Varlamov (groin) on injured reserve, but will do so if he is unable to start Thursday against the Senators, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Impact: The Avs' official website lists Varlamov on injured reserve, but no roster move will become official until the team assesses the goalie's health during pregame warmups. Coach Patrick Roy made it known at morning skate earlier in the day that the team doesn't want to play Varlamov if his groin is bothering him in any capacity, so backup Reto Berra will be on standby to man the net Thursday as a contingency plan.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Varlamov (groin) is listed on injured reserve on the Avs' official website. Impact: The team hasn't issued an official announcement of the news just yet, but it looks like the groin issue that was bothering Varlamov during Thursday's morning skate will keep him out for at least a couple of games. Since Varlamov most recently started Tuesday against the Maple Leafs, he won't be eligible to return to action until Oct. 24 against the Canucks. Reto Berra will operate as the Avs' No. 1 goalie in the interim, with the team likely to recall Calvin Pickard from AHL Lake Erie to back him up.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: The Colorado Avalanche have placed Varlamov on injured reserve with a groin ailment. The move is retroactive to Tuesday, when the Russian goalie possibly tweaked his groin in a 3-2 overtime loss in Toronto. Impact: Varlamov is 0-2-1 with a 3.80 goals-against average so far this season. He shined last season with Patrick Roy behind the bench, leading the NHL with 41 wins. That mark also broke Roy's franchise record for most victories in a single season. Reto Berra will fill in until Varlamov returns to the net.(STATS, 5:59pm)
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Varlamov's (groin) was formally placed on injured reserve Thursday. Impact: Varlamov's groin injury is considered mild and the goalie was initially planning to play through the ailment, but it sounds like he may have tweaked it during Thursday's morning skate. As a result, Varlamov will rest for the next handful of games with the hope that the issue clears up completely. He's expected to return from IR when immediately eligible Oct. 24 against the Canucks, but the Avs will likely turn to Reto Berra as their starting goalie for their next three games.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Though he was the first goalie to leave the ice at morning skate, Varlamov is questionable to start Thursday against the Senators due to a groin injury, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Impact: It's not clear whether Varlamov sustained the injury in his start Tuesday against the Maple Leafs or at the morning skate, but either way, it doesn't sound like his status for Thursday night will be known until pregame warmups. Given the injury concern, it's possible that even if Varlamov ends up starting Thursday, he could get the hook if he struggles early. The nagging groin combined with his rough start to the season (0-2-1, 3.80 GAA, .910 save percentage) might make it worthwhile for fantasy owners to avoid using him Thursday if other options exist.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Varlamov will be in the crease Thursday against the Senators, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Impact: Varlamov (0-2-1) is still searching for his first win on the season, but he'll need some better support from his defense in order to get off the schneid. While Varlamov hasn't been especially sharp in his own right, he's still facing an average of 37 shots in his first three starts. Perhaps a matchup against a poor possession team like the Senators will allow the Avs to control the puck most of the night and keep their goalie's workload relatively light.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Oct 14, 2014
News: Varlamov saved 37 of 40 shots Tuesday against Toronto, but was stuck with a 3-2 loss in overtime. Impact: That'll happen when your team gets outshot 40-24, and Varly's certainly not the first goalie to be victimized by Phil Kessel. The Avs have been rough in the early going, but it's not Varlamov's fault that they've lost all three of his starts -- the offense has simply failed to show up to this point.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 13, 2014
News: Varlamov will start Tuesday against the Maple Leafs, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Impact: Varlamov will take a seat Monday in favor of backup Reto Berra, but will be back between the pipes Tuesday. There's no reason to panic just yet with Varlamov, although he has given up seven goals in just two appearances so far.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: Varlamov stopped all but two of the 33 shots he faced in Saturday's loss to Minnesota. Impact: A great effort by Varlamov went to waste, as for the second straight game, the Avalanche couldn't score a goal. Varlamov will likely post great individual stats once against this season, but the Avs have looked like a team in regression over the season's first couple games.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Oct 11, 2014
News: Varlamov will be in the crease Saturday against the Wild. Impact: Varlamov will be on the lookout for redemption after he was pummeled for five goals on 33 shots in just two periods of action in Wednesday's opener. He'll need some better assistance from his mates if he hopes to reverse course in this one, and perhaps coach Patrick Roy's decision to shuffle his defensive pairs around will be the elixir the goalie needs.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 10, 2014
News: Varlamov allowed five goals on 38 shots before being pulled after two periods in Thursday's loss to the Wild. Impact: The Wild recorded a franchise-record 48 shots on the night, so Varlamov is not entirely to blame for the defensive effort. Backup Reto Berra stopped all 10 shots he faced in relief, but Varlamov shouldn't be in any danger of losing his job going forward. Coming off a career-high 41 wins a season ago, this was not the start expected from Varlamov, but he should be back in net when the Avs take on the Wild again Saturday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 10, 2014
News: Varlamov was pulled after allowing five goals in Colorado's season-opening defeat. Impact: Mikael Granlund replaced Varlamov in the third period. Varlamov allowed five or more goals on four occasions last season.(STATS, 10:47am)
Thu. Oct 9, 2014
News: Varlamov is the likely starter in goal for the Avs for Thursday's season opener against the Wild, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Impact: Coach Patrick Roy didn't explicitly say that Varlamov would be in the net Thursday, but it's safe to assume that will be the case after he went 41-14-6 with a .927 save percentage over 63 starts. With only the unimpressive Reto Berra behind him on the depth chart, expect Varlamov to see one of the largest workloads in the league this season.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Oct 8, 2014
News: Varlamov appeared in three games during the preseason and went 1-2 while allowing seven goals on 80 shots. Impact: Varlamov broke out in 2013-14, leading the league in wins, saves, and shots faced while breaking Colorado's franchise record in save percentage. The Vezina finalist may see his numbers dip slightly but will still see his fair share of playing time this season, since the Avalanche don't have a dependable backup. Although Varlamov could suffer from some fatigue later in the season, he will still should be one of the top goalies in fantasy leagues.(RotoWire, )
Semyon Varlamov
2014-15 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 209  Age: 26
Born: 4/27/1988, Samara, USSR
Shoots: left
Drafted: 2006 - Rd 1
(23rd overall by the Capitals)
Injury Status
Injured Reserve (Groin)
Depth Chart
1. Semyon Varlamov
2. Reto Berra