Assault Charges Against Avalanche Goalie Semyon Varlamov Dropped

varlamovColorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov‘s assault charges stemming from an alleged incident between him and his girlfriend in October have been dropped, according to News 9 in Denver.

According to the report, “the case was dismissed because prosecutors say they could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.”

The 25-year-old goalie was arrested on Oct. 30 after an alleged domestic violence incident with his girlfriend Evgenia Vavrinyuk. Denver County prosecutors didn’t formally charge Varlamov until Nov. 22.

The 25-year-old goaltender has played well for the Avalanche this season, earning a 16-8-1 record with a 2.37 GAA and a .924 save percentage. Based on his performance this season, Varlamov will likely be one of the goalies on Russia’s Olympic team in Sochi.

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