After spending Wednesday night in jail and appearing in court on Thursday for kidnapping and assault charges Semyon Varlamov has been granted permission to travel (for the full story look here, here and here) and will be making the trip to Dallas for the Colorado Avalanche game against the Dallas Stars. However though he was scheduled to start coach Patrick Roy is still unsure as to whether he will start Varlamov or Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
Giguere had the following comment for NHL.com:
“That’s the job of a backup,” he said. “You have to be ready for all kinds of scenarios. Sometimes a goalie might get sick, sometimes he might get hurt in warm-up. Sometimes he might be out for a month and the team isn’t necessarily going to get a trade. You have to be ready physically and mentally for those kinds of challenges.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen coming up. For me, it doesn’t change the fact I try to approach every day as a day-to-day thing. Whatever happened today, I’ll take care of it, try to face it, and move on to the next day and see what happens.”
Varlamov has been hot and a huge part of the Avs 10-1-0 record this season but with everything that has happened it is hard to say whether his head will be in the game. What do you think? Vote in the poll and leave your thoughts in the comment box below, on twitter or on facebook.