Varlamov is not practicing today (maintenance). Will practice tomorrow and start Thursday in Edmonton.
After appearing in court yesterday, Varlamov will be able to travel with the team and play until his next court date which is set to be January 23. Great news for the Avalanche and Varlamov owners, because he continues to play at a high level. He stopped 35 of 37 shots in a win over the Wild on Saturday. He has a solid matchup in Edmonton on Thursday.
Varlamov gave up three goals on 34 shots in a loss to the Blues on Wednesday. Varlamov looked solid in the final 40 minutes after giving up three goals in the first period. Tonight he faces a Wild team who have scored just two goals in their last three games.
Varlamov posted a 19-save shutout against the Kings on Saturday. It was his third consecutive win and 12th of the season. Varlamov continues to play well despite his legal troubles, but he has a tough matchup on Wednesday vs. St. Louis.
Despite being formally charge with one count of third-degree assault on Friday, Varlamov will be in goal tonight vs. the Kings. He stopped 41 of 44 shots in an overtime win over the Coyotes on Thursday. It will be his first start against the Kings this season.
Varlamov regained his form on Tuesday, stopped 36 of 37 shots in a 5-1 win over Chicago. The Avalanche got him out to an early 3-0 lead and he was able to coast to the finish. His three straight losses prior to Tuesday proved to us why he has a career .914 SV% and that he won't maintain a SV% above .930 all season. However he is on a good team, and .914 is not so bad, he remains a solid number-1 fantasy option.
Varlamov allowed four goals on 33 shots in a loss to the Panthers on Saturday. It was his fourth loss in his last five starts. After a 7-1-0 October, Varly is 2-4-0 with a 3.06 GAA and .898 SV% in November. He has a difficulties matchup with the reigning Stanley Cup Champions in town tonight.
Varlamov allowed two goals on six shots in a brief relief effort of J.S Giguere on Thursday. The Avalanche have been humbled in their last two games - losing 2-1 to CAR and 7-3 to STL. Varlamov will look to get the Avs back on track tonight vs. the Panthers.
Varlamov turned aside 33 of 34 shots to take the win over the Capitals on Sunday. The W moved him to 9-2-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .936 SV% on the season. He continues to be a reliable fantasy starter and has a strong matchup tonight vs. the Hurricanes and their 28th ranked offence.
Varlamov had his worst outing of the season on Wednesday - he allowed five goals on 27 shots in a loss to the Coyotes. He will be back in the crease tonight facing another tough opponent. The Capitals and their ninth ranked scoring offence will face off with Colorado in Denver tonight.
Just over 24 hours after being in court last Thursday, Varlamov recorded his third straight win on Friday. He stopped 27 of 29 shots to preserve the victory over the Stars. Varlamov has been great but don't forget the serious charges that he is facing. However as long as he is starting games, you can continue to roll with him.
It was reported earlier in the week that J.S Giguere was going to start this evening. After Varlamov's run-in with the law this week, it appeared that Giguere would become the starter for the foreseeable future. However, Varlamov is back with the team and will end up getting the start tonight. He will face a solid Dallas Stars team tonight.
Varlamov held the Hurricanes to two goals on 30 shots in a 4-2 win on Friday. He has now won six of the seven starts he's made while posting a 1.73 GAA and .948 SV%. He good chance to move to 7-1-0 with the Jets in town.