KUSA - Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov turned himself in Wednesday night to Denver Police detectives for domestic violence related charges.
According to DPD information officer Sgt. Steve Warneke, the arrest stems from a conflict Tuesday and an arrest warrant was issued. Varlamov has been charged with third-degree assault and second-degree kidnapping.
The kidnapping is a class 4 felony and the assault is a class 1 misdemeanor, Warneke said.
The DPD sent out a tweet just before 7 p.m. stating the goalie had voluntarily turned himself. Warneke said Varlamov came to the department around 6 p.m. He remains in the Denver County jail with no bond. He will be in court at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The team sent out a statement that read: "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."
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Varlamov, 25, has led the Avalanche to a 10-1 start and is 7-1 in the games he has started. He has played in the NHL for five seasons, and the Avs picked him up in July 2011 after a trade with the Washington Capitals.
He is scheduled to start Friday's game at Dallas. The Avs play at home Saturday night against Montreal.
Varlamov was born in Samara, Russia and started playing for the Capitals in the 2008-09 season. He was drafted by Washington in 2006 in the first round (23rd overall).
Avalanche coach Patrick Roy was arrested for domestic violence in October 2000, but that case was later dismissed by the Arapahoe County judge, who ruled it fell short of the standard needed for misdemeanor criminal mischief during an act of domestic violence.
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