Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, here playing Sunday, was arrested Wednesday in what authorities described as a domestic violence incident. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)
Denver — Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov surrendered to Denver police on an arrest warrant on charges of kidnapping and third-degree assault in what authorities are calling a domestic violence incident.
Police released few details about the case Wednesday night during a brief news conference and declined to elaborate, other than to say it involved someone who Varlamov was in an intimate relationship with.
Sgt. Steve Warneke said the 25-year-old Russian goalie went to police Wednesday at about 6 p.m.
The Avalanche said in a statement they are aware of the allegations but wouldn’t comment further until the conclusion of the investigation.
Asked if Varlamov will be treated any differently in custody because of his celebrity status, Warneke said: “I don’t know what happens once they get to Denver Sheriff’s, if they do any particulars for high profile, in regards to keeping them safe.
“I do know we consider every criminal prosecution equally important,” Warneke said. “We’re concerned about the rights of the victim, the rights of everybody involved.
“Our goal every time is to provide everybody with a fair and balanced opportunity to go through the judicial system without corrupting that through releasing things that could jeopardize any sort of criminal case.”
Acquired from Washington in a 2011 trade, Varlamov is 7-1 this season with a 1.76 goals-against average.
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