Semyon Varlamov: Colorado Avalanche goalie due in court on domestic violence charges Thursday

DENVER - Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov is due in court Thursday on domestic violence related charges.

Varlamov turned himself in to Denver Police Department detectives Wednesday, officials said.

The alleged crime occurred on Oct. 29 in the 1700 block of Bassett St., police said during a press conference Wednesday night.

Jail records describe the charges as second degree kidnapping and third degree assault.

Varmalov had an "intimate relationship" to the victim, officials said.

"(I) don't have any information about the condition of the victim, any of the details about what happened, or what may or may not have transpired," said Sgt. Steve Warneke.

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 isolated 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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