Semyon Varlamov Arrested on Assault and Kidnapping Charges (Updating)


(photo courtesy Ryan Parker/Denver Post)

Late this evening, news out of Denver sent shock waves through the NHL and the twittersphere as it was reported Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov was in police custody. Numerous reports claim the 25-year-old Samara native turned himself in on charges related to second degree kidnapping and third degree assault. As of 11 pm EST Varlamov has been processed and is being held without bond. He will appear before a judge tomorrow morning.
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From Russia with (Dropped) Glove, Ovi’s 2nd Career Fight

With his team already down 4-0 midway through the second period against the New York Rangers at MSG, Alexander Ovechkin threw a low hip-check at Dan Girardi before dropping the mits to square off against Brandon Dubinsky. It appeared Ovechkin wanted the fight more than his counterpart, the Capitals captain fared pretty well for someone who has been in just one official NHL scrap prior to Sunday’s game. AS usual he was booed every time he touched the puck at MSG as throughout the game, Ovechkin finished with 4 shots on goal and was a -1.
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