[UPDATE] Giguere was previously identified as tonight’s starter but apparently Varlamov will start.
According to Ryan Parker of the Denver Post, Varlamov turned himself in around 6 p.m and is being held without bond on second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault charges. He is set to appear in court this morning, when more details will be released.
In the mean-time, Giguere becomes the Avalanche starter, which definitely boosts his fantasy value. Colorado takes on Dallas on Friday, a game that Giguere was already named the starter for.
Giguere has been sensational in three starts this season. He has won all three contests, two with shutouts and currently has a 0.67 GAA and .981 SV%. If he can continue to play at a high-level, Giguere could become a bona fide fantasy backstop.
Stay tuned for updates following Varlamov’s court appearance.