Varlamov Steadily Recovering From Season-Ending Hip Surgery

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he is making steady progress after undergoing season-ending hip surgery in January.

gettyimages 514599806 master Varlamov Steadily Recovering From Season Ending Hip Surgery

Goalie Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche defends the goal against the Anaheim Ducks at Pepsi Center on March 9, 2016 in Denver. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Varlamov plans to start skating at the end of the month and may put the goaltender pads back on in late May or early June.

The 28-year-old Varlamov was limited to 24 games as he dealt with a nagging groin injury that he’s hoping is cleared up through the hip surgery. He was 6-17 this season with a 3.38 goals-against average for the last-place Avalanche.

Varlamov said rehab is “going very well” and he’s looking forward to a “fresh start in September. I’m going to be ready for sure.”

There’s a chance Varlamov could be left unprotected by the team in the upcoming expansion draft with Las Vegas set to join the league.

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE