Capitals Insider: Semyon Varlamov


Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Former Capitals goalie Semyon Varlamov arrested on domestic violence charges

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov faces kidnapping and assault charges.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:31 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NHL, Colorado Avalanche, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 10/13/2013

Five thoughts on Washington’s 5-1 loss to the Avalanche

Notes and observations on the Capitals 5-1 loss to the Avalanche.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:41 AM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Avs, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, Michal Neuvirth, Nicklas Backstrom, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Semyon Varlamov expected to make first start against Capitals since trade to Avalanche

More than two years after he was traded to the Avalanche, Semyon Varlamov will get his first start against his former team.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:32 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Avs, Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 02/26/2010

Boudreau puts Caps through grueling practice

Capitals forward Mike Knuble had trouble remembering a practice this year that featured as much skating as Bruce Boudreau put his players through this morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Boudreau had steadily been ramping up the conditioning since the Capitals' non-Olympic players returned to the ice Wednesday after a 10-day...

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:13 PM ET, 02/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Mike Knuble, Nicklas Backstrom, Semyon Varlamov, Tomas Fleischmann

Posted at 05:43 AM ET, 02/25/2010

Olympic roundup: U.S. advances; Russia falls

(Julie Jacobson/AP) Some morning links: *Alex Ovechkin: "The will be a lot of dirt poured on us from the media and from people who don't know anything about hockey. But to the people who support and love us, I would like to say that we tried our best." (Heavy...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  05:43 AM ET, 02/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Nicklas Backstrom, Olympics, Semyon Varlamov, Tomas Fleischmann

Posted at 02:51 AM ET, 02/19/2010

Slovakia outlasts Ovechkin, Russia in shootout

(Shaun Best/Reuters) From the AP: Pavol Demitra scored on Slovakia's seventh attempt in a shootout and Jaroslav Halak made some big saves, lifting the Slovaks to a 2-1 win over Russia on Thursday night in a thriller at the Vancouver Games. Two-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin scored on one...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:51 AM ET, 02/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Olympics, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 02/15/2010

Ovechkin, Semin, Varlamov attend Russia's first practice at Canada Hockey Place

Alexes Ovechkin and Semin flank ex-teammate Sergei Fedorov. (Photo by Slava Malamud) Team Russia held its first practice yesterday at Canada Hockey Place, and Sport-Express' Slava Malamud chatted with the Caps contingent afterward. Here's a sample of what they had to say: Alex Ovechkin on the media scrum around...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  07:43 AM ET, 02/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Olympics, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 02/12/2010

Jason Chimera 'questionable,' Tom Poti out

As I mentioned here last night, I could not adjust my travel schedule to attend practice in Ottawa this morning. But I just caught up with some of the players and Coach Bruce Boudreau here in St. Louis. So here's a quick update: *Fourteen players took part in this morning's...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  04:32 PM ET, 02/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Boudreau, Jason Chimera, Semyon Varlamov, Shaone Morrisonn

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/10/2010

Boudreau: 'The minute I relax is the minute they relax'

Washington's Michal Neuvirth and Montreal's Carey Price each came off the ice first during their respective morning skates, so it looks like they'll be your starting netminders tonight at Bell Centre as the Caps look to tie the second-longest winning streak in NHL history. The big news this morning was...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Jason Chimera, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Montreal Canadiens, Quintin Laing, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 02/09/2010

To beat the snow, Caps seek shelter in... Canada?

It's not often an escape from winter weather involves a trip up to Canada, but that's exactly the situation in which the Capitals find themselves. The team held an early 9 a.m. practice in order to catch a flight to Montreal before the D.C. area is hit with another heavy...

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:51 AM ET, 02/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 02/09/2010

Caps recall Semyon Varlamov

The Caps have recalled goalie Semyon Varlamov, who started in Hershey on Sunday and made 26 saves in a 5-4 comeback win over the Baby Pens. Varlamov, who has been rehabbing a lingering knee injury, is practicing with the team at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The 21-year-old hasn't played for the...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  09:34 AM ET, 02/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 01/27/2010

Semyon Varlamov works out, Ducks on a mission

The big news today at Kettler was the the reappearance of goalie Semyon Varlamov on the ice. It was so big that, as Varlamov finished his workout and went over to sign some autographs, a UPS delivery driver who had just finished dropping a package off at Kettler started asking...

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:34 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Anaheim Ducks, Brian Pothier, Jose Theodore, Quintin Laing, Semyon Varlamov, Tyler Sloan

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 01/27/2010

Semyon Varlamov: 'It's been too much waiting'

One more quick goalie update: Just saw Semyon Varlamov putting on his gear in the locker room. He's going to come out on the ice here at Kettler in a bit, the first time he's skated since last Wednesday. "It's been too much waiting," he said, adding he's been doing...

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:25 AM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/27/2010

Goalie update: Braden Holtby arrives at Kettler

Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby were two of the first players on the ice this morning here at Kettler. They're out there right now with Quintin Laing, Brian Pothier, John Erskine, Jeff Schultz and Tyler Sloan. Coach Bruce Boudreau followed them out shortly thereafter, telling me, "you're not gonna get...

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Jose Theodore, Karl Alzner, Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 01/26/2010

Semyon Varlamov set to return to the ice

Semyon Varlamov did not skate today, meaning he's been off the ice for more than a week. But the Caps' future in goal is scheduled to skate on his own tomorrow at KCI. If the pain and discomfort in his sprained right knee (MCL) is gone and the joint continues...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  02:29 PM ET, 01/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 01/25/2010

Boudreau likes his lines' chemistry

After spending a day away from the rink, the Caps returned to KCI this morning for an uptempo, systems-heavy practice. Everyone was in attendance with one notable exception: Semyon Varlamov. Varlamov, who's been sidelined since Dec. 7 with knee and groin muscle injuries, said Saturday morning that he planned on...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:28 PM ET, 01/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Pothier, Brooks Laich, Bruce Boudreau, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/22/2010

Updates on Semyon Varlamov and Mike Green

After missing last night's game in Pittsburgh, defenseman Mike Green practiced today but said he was somewhat limited and is unsure about his status for tomorrow's game against Phoenix. Again, he declined to say what's ailing him. "It's better," Green said. "It's one of those things if [I] was out...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:59 PM ET, 01/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Green, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/20/2010

Semyon Varlamov on 'nagging injury that won't heal'

Here's another update from Sport-Express reporter Slava Malamud, who spoke with Caps goalie Semyon Varlamov after last night's game: It's quite unusual to see Semyon Varlamov downcast. Normally, he is one of the most affable people in the room. But getting two injuries in a row that knock one out...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/19/2010

Theodore to start, Varlamov absent again

Jose Theodore will be between the pipes tonight against the Red Wings, and by making his third straight start, the veteran appears to have regained the No. 1 role in Semyon Varlamov's absence. "He was relegated to the backup role because the kids were playing so good, [but] now it's...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Red Wings, Jose Theodore, Karl Alzner, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 01/18/2010

Carlson sent down, Ovechkin named first star

Today's practice was optional and several players, including Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Tomas Fleischmann, exercised that option. Still, there was plenty going on. *Let's begin with the news of the day: Defenseman John Carlson was returned to Hershey after practice, despite his strong showing against Toronto and Philadelphia. Carlson...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  02:09 PM ET, 01/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 01/15/2010

Theodore to start, Semin might be sidelined

Coach Bruce Boudreau said he plans to tap Jose Theodore to start tonight against the Maple Leafs as a reward for the veteran's impressive performance in relief of Michal Neuvirth on Wednesday night. The rest of the Caps' lineup, though, is unclear because of Alexander Semin's undisclosed injury. If the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:04 PM ET, 01/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexander Semin, Jeff Schultz, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Semyon Varlamov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 01/14/2010

Bruce Boudreau on Semyon Varlamov: 'Every day it's getting better'

(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) Here's a quick update from Post reporter Gene Wang, who got Coach Bruce Boudreau on the phone for a bit today to chat about the goalie situation and tomorrow's game against the Leafs: The Capitals are coming off consecutive road games in which their goaltending...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  03:29 PM ET, 01/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 01/08/2010

Boudreau: Varlamov could begin skating this weekend

This morning's practice was optional, and many of the team's stars such as Nicklas Backstrom, Alexander Semin and Alex Ovechkin did not participate. Coach Bruce Boudreau also did not skate, so today's update will be a little shorter than usual:...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:07 PM ET, 01/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 01/07/2010

Semyon Varlamov: 'My knee is injured'

(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) That "lower-body injury" Semyon Varlamov suffered late in Sunday's rehab start in Hershey was not related to the groin muscle he strained on Dec. 7, after all, he told me this morning. The injury he suffered with the Bears, the oft-injured goalie said, was a...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  11:50 AM ET, 01/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 01/05/2010

Neuvirth in net, Fleischmann moves to center

Michal Neuvirth will make his third consecutive start in goal tonight against Montreal and the Canadiens' top-ranked power-play unit. The most interesting tidbit this morning at KCI, however, was Tomas Fleischmann shifting from left wing to center. Fleischmann hasn't played the position since his days as a junior in Moose...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:38 PM ET, 01/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Pothier, Semyon Varlamov, Tomas Fleischmann

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 01/04/2010

Backstrom skates, Varlamov suffers minor setback

The Capitals were back at Kettler for their morning practice after a lengthy West Coast trip in which they lost to San Jose and Los Angeles. The good news for the team was first-line center Nicklas Backstrom participated fully during the first portion of practice. Backstrom missed the final 39...

By Gene Wang  |  11:04 AM ET, 01/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nicklas Backstrom, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 12/29/2009

Caps assign Varlamov to Hershey

The Caps just announced that Semyon Varlamov, who has missed the last nine games with a groin injury, is heading down to the AHL's Hershey Bears. That likely means the 21-year-old goalie is nearly healthy and needs a conditioning stint before he can get back between the pipes for Washington....

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:18 PM ET, 12/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Semyon Varlamov