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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Avalanche Injury Update: Semyon Varlamov is a game-time decision due to groin injury

By on 10/16/2014 02:00:00 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have decided to make Semyon Varlamov a game-time decision tonight when the Avs take on the Senators in Ottawa. According to CJ Stevens of TSN1200 in Ottawa, coach Patrick Roy may sit the Vezina Trophy runner-up due to a groin issue.

It's not yet clear if Varlamov (0-2-1, 3.80 GAA, .910 save percentage) injured the groin in the Avalanche's 3-2 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night, but due to his less-than-stellar start to the season, Patrick Roy may elect to sit his star goaltender as a precautionary measure. Look for Reto Berra to start in net if Varlamov can't go.

Varlamov had a breakout season in 2013-2014 for Colorado appearing in 63 games with a 41-14-6 record to go along with a .927 save percentage. He was the runner-up to Boston's Tuukka Rask for the Vezina Trophy (best goaltender) and even garnered consideration for the Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP). Varlamov is in his seventh season in the NHL and fourth with the Avalanche.

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