Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov surrenders to Denver Police on domestic violence charge

DENVER - Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov turned himself in to Denver Police detectives for domestic violence related charges.

The news was tweeted by Denver Police shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday.

About thirty minutes later, police convened a press conference at the District 3 substation. They clarified that the alleged crime occurred on Oct. 29 in the 1700 block of Bassett St. and that Varmalov had an "intimate relationship" to the victim. 

The alleged offenses are described in jail records as second degree kidnapping and third degree assault.

“I know we had an arrest warrant issued.  It was the result of a criminal investigation that resulted in the arrest of Varlamov tonight," said Sgt. Steve Warneke. “(I) don’t have an information about the condition of the victim, any of the details about what happened, or what may or may not have transpired.”

The team sent this statement about the arrest: "The Colorado Avalanche organization is aware of the allegations concerning Semyon Varlamov. At this time, and until the conclusion of this investigation, the Avalanche organization will have no further comment on this situation."

The goalie is being held in the Downtown Detention Center without bond and is scheduled to appear in Denver District Court at 10 a.m. Thursday.   He is being segregated from other prisoners because of his notoriety.

Varlamov was drafted into the NHL in 2006 by the Washington Capitals in the first round. He has played in the net for eight of the Avs' games so far this season, contributing to seven wins. His career save percentage is 91.4.

Varlamov was scheduled to start Friday in Dallas.

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