OUTSemyon Varlamov
G COL
3 months ago

Varlamov (knee) ended 2017-18 on the sidelines after Colorado was eliminated from the postseason Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The Russian backstop -- who enjoyed a resurgent campaign, posting a 2.68 GAA and .920 save percentage -- had already been ruled out of the series against Nashville, though there wasn't any guarantee that he'd be healthy in the event that Colorado advanced. That said, Varlamov will likely avoid surgery, which bodes well for his chances to be healthy in time for next season's training camp.

OUTSemyon Varlamov
G COL
3 months ago

Varlamov (knee) won't play in the Avalanche's first-round series against the Predators, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Varlamov has been considered out indefinitely, and while that still remains true at least we have some sense of the picture. Given that Colorado is facing the President's Trophy winners, the first round may be as far as it goes. While the Russian netminder is out, Jonathan Bernier will shoulder the load.

OUTSemyon Varlamov
G COL
4 months ago

Varlamov's injury concerns his left knee, and while he's out indefinitely, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar doesn't believe the goalie will require surgery.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran will miss the remainder of the regular season, but that only amounts to four games. However, it's possible that Colorado makes its way into the postseason, therefore, Varlamov will continue to be evaluated in case the team does clinch a playoff spot. In the meantime, Jonathan Bernier ascends to the top of the depth chart among Avalanche goalies; he's worth considering if you've lost Varly.

OUTSemyon Varlamov
G COL
4 months ago

Varlomov has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2017-18 season due to a lower-body injury.

EDGE Analysis

Varlamov departed Friday's game against the Blackhawks early because of the injury and it's apparently a worst-case scenario for him and the Avalanche. Without the veteran netminder available the rest of the way, the Avs -- who remain on the fringe of playoff contention -- will need to lean on Jonathan Bernier the rest of the way. Varlamov officially posted a 24-16-6 record with a 2.68 GAA and a .920 save percentage this season and should resume his role as the team's primary netminder next year.

OUTSemyon Varlamov
G COL
4 months ago

Varlamov made 30 saves on 30 shots in a 5-0 win over the Blackhawks on Friday. However, he did not complete the shutout. The Russian netminder left the game with an injury after playing 53:31 and was replaced by Jonathan Bernier.

EDGE Analysis

Things were going well for Varlamov until Tomas Jurco crashed into him in the crease. The 29-year-old had to be helped off the ice, which isn't a good sign. Colorado is fighting for a playoff spot, and if he can't play they will have to rely on Bernier, who only returned to action recently himself.

OUTSemyon Varlamov
G COL
4 months ago

Varlamov (illness) will take on the Blackhawks at home Friday, Adrian Dater of BSN Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Varlamov's streak of 21 straight appearances was snapped Wednesday when Andrew Hammond stepped in against the Flyers. His next opponent is a Chicago club that managed to beat the Jets 6-2 at home Thursday, despite goalies Anton Forsberg and Colin Delia both leaving with undisclosed injuries. Varlamov brings a 23-16-6 record, 2.74 GAA and .918 save percentage into the next contest.

OUTSemyon Varlamov
G COL
4 months ago

Varlmaov (illness) is expected to be available for Friday's game against the Blackhawks.

EDGE Analysis

Varlamov missed Wednesday's game against the Flyers while dealing with the bug, but it appears he's ready to rock after returning to the ice for Thursday's practice. However, the team has yet announced a starting netminder for the contest, so expect another update on either Varlamov or Jonathan Bernier (infection) on game day when one is declared.

OUTSemyon Varlamov
G COL
4 months ago

Varlamov (illness) will not play Wednesday against the Flyers.

EDGE Analysis

Varlamov was feeling under the weather Wednesday and it appears the team will be without its top netminder for a key matchup as it chases a playoff spot. Andrew Hammond will receive the start with both Varlamov and Jonathan Bernier (infection) out, his first of the 2017-18 season. Varlamov's next opportunity to retake the net arrives Friday against the Blackhawks.

OUTSemyon Varlamov
G COL
4 months ago

Varlamov is under the weather, putting his availability for Wednesday's matchup with the Flyers into doubt, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Varlamov's absence will certainly not go unnoticed, as the Avs are in a fight for a playoff spot. The netminder has appeared in 21 straight games, during which he registered a 10-5-4 record. Regular backup Jonathan Bernier (infection) won't be available, so Colorado will have to turn to either Spencer Martin or Andrew Hammond in the event Varlamov can't give it a go.

OUTSemyon Varlamov
G COL
4 months ago

Varlamov stopped 26 of the 29 shots on goal he faced, but it wasn't enough to prevent a 4-1 loss to Vegas on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The second end of a back-to-back over three days proved too much for Varlamov, as the Russian finally cracked in the second period and allowed the Knights to take control of the game. For the most part, he's been brilliant in March, holding opponents to a goal or less in six of his past nine appearances.