Former Caps goalie arrested

Former Caps goalie arrested
October 30, 2013, 10:45 pm
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Semyon Varlamov (1) reacts during a timeout called at the Pepsi Center.

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Former Capitals’ goaltender, Semyon Varlamov, was arrested Wednesday on domestic violence-related charges, reports the Denver Post.

According to the Denver Police Department, Varlamov turned himself in and is being held on third-degree assault and second-degree kidnapping charges. These charges stem from an incident that allegedly took place on Tuesday.

Varlamov’s current team, the Colorado Avalanche, released a statement on 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.”

Varlamov cannot post bail until he appears before a judge due to the assault charge.

Drafted by the Capitals in 2006, Varlamov looked to be the team’s future starter, but injuries prevented him from cementing himself into that role. Instead, he was traded to Colorado in the summer of 2011. This season, he is 7-1 with a .945 save percentage and a 1.76 GAA.