Varlamov leads the Avalanche onto the ice for warmups.
Varlamov gave up two tallies on 24 shots in Colorado’s win over Boston last Wednesday. Varly has done 6-3-1 with a 2.08 GAA and .939 SV% in 10 games in January. He will start his fifth straight game tonight in Nashville—he is 4-6-5 on the road.
Varlamov is expected to start for the Avalanche on Tuesday.
Varlamov gave up two tallies on 24 shots in Colorado’s win over Boston last Wednesday. Varly has done 6-3-1 with a 2.08 GAA and .939 SV% in 10 games in January. He will likely start his fifth straight game tonight in Nashville—he is 4-6-5 on the road.
The Avalanche have recalled Reto Berra from Lake Erie (AHL).
Berra was with Lake Erie on a conditioning stint, where he went 3-1-1 with a 2.57 GAA and .914 SV% in five games. He will serve as Semyon Varlamov’s backup—he is 2-2-1 with a 3.57 GAA and .882 SV% with the Avalanche this season.
Johnson will be out for 3-8 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday.
Johnson rarely had been participating in practice recently and it was apparent he was was banged up. Monday's announcement filled in the blanks. He will be out until at least the middle of February, but could be out until mid-March.
Varlamov allowed three goals on 30 shots in the Avalanche 3-1 loss to the Blues on Monday. He has lost his last two starts, but has gone 4-2-1 with a 2.01 GAA and .947 SV% in his last seven starts. He draws an average matchup against an improving Bruins who will be in the second game of a back-to-back set.
Varlamov allowed two goals on 31 shots in Colorado’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Lightning on Saturday. Varlamov is 5-2-1 with a 1.98 GAA and .944 SV% in eight starts in January. Tonight he will meet the Blues for the fourth time this season—he is 1-1-1 with a 1.62 GAA and .938 SV% in the first three.
Varlamov turned aside 30 of 32 shots in Colorado’s 4-2 victory over the Panthers on Thursday. Varlamov has won four of his last five starts with a 1.82 GAA and .955 SV%. He is red-hot right now, but draws a rough matchup in Tampa Bay. The Lightning continue to pace the NHL with a 3.22 goals per game.
Rendulic suffered a broken leg in the first period of Colorado’s win in Florida last night. The 22-year-old had just two points (1G / 1A) in 11 games this season. He will not see the ice for at least one month.
Varlamov stopped 36 of 38 shots in the Avs’ 2-1 defeat in Washington on Monday. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Varly, who was given Tuesday off, but will be back between the pipes tonight in Florida. He is 5-3-1 vs. the Eastern Conference with an identical 2.74 GAA and .921 SV% as he has posted vs. the West.
The Avalanche have recalled Dennis Everberg from Lake Erie (AHL).
Everberg, 23, has on goal and three assists in 19 games with Colorado. In his time in Lake Erie he has collected three gaols and one assist in 10 games. He is expected to be in the lineup tonight vs. the Panthers.
Varlamov will make his eighth consecutive start on Monday.
Varlamov allowed three goals on 40 shots in the Avs’ win over the Stars on Saturday. He has won three straight with a 1.67 GAA, .962 SV% and one shutout. Varly has been as hot as any goalie as of late, but draws a tough matchup tonight in Washington—they have won four of five and rank eighth in the NHL in scoring.
Pickard allowed four goals on 32 shots in a loss to the Blackhawks on December 27th before being sent back to Lake Erie. He is back with the Avalanche 17 days later and will get the nod vs. Carolina tonight. Pickard has gone 6-6-2 with a 2.21 GAA and .934 SV% this season—he stopped all 17 shots he faced after replacing Semyon Varlamov in his first appearance vs. the Hurricanes.
The Avalanche sent Reto Berra to Lake Erie (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.
Berra will switch spots with Calvin Pickard for the next two weeks. The conditioning stint means that Berra does not have to go through waivers, but is only allowed to stay with Lake Erie for a maximum of two weeks.