Semyon Varlamov mugshot (Courtesy: Denver Police Department)
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov surrendered to Denver police on an arrest warrant for what authorities are calling a domestic violence incident.
Varlamov is accused of assaulting his girlfriend, kicking her in the chest and dragging her by the hair, and was scheduled to appear before a judge Thursday.
The 25-year-old turned himself into police Wednesday evening, after practicing with the team that day. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault.
His arrest warrant details the alleged assault, which took place Monday. In addition to kicking the woman, police say Varlamov told her in Russian that if this were Russia, he would have beat her more.
The Avalanche said in a statement they are aware of the allegations but wouldn't comment further until the conclusion of the investigation.
Acquired from Washington in a 2011 trade, Varlamov is 7-1 this season with a 1.76 goals-against average. On Sunday night, he made 24 saves a 3-2 home victory over Winnipeg.
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