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Varlamov to play on Friday for Avalanche
Semyon Varlamov
Semyon Varlamov was placed on injured reserve last Thursday with a groin injury.
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy said that goaltender Semyon Varlamov will start Friday's home game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Varlamov was placed on injured reserve last Thursday with a groin injury. He is 0-2-1 with a 3.80 goals-against average and .910 save percentage through three games this season.

The 26-year-old Russian led the NHL last season with a franchise-record 41 wins and finished second in the voting for the Vezina Trophy.

Jets grounded once again
Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - It's not even two weeks into the NHL season but the walls already are closing in on Paul Maurice and the Winnipeg Jets.

Maurice fielded one tough question after another about his 1-4 Jets at a Monday press conference before finally losing his cool and uttering a certain four-letter word.

When CBC reporter Jeff Hamilton told Winnipeg's head coach how Jets forward Blake Wheeler said it wasn't "the players' jobs to keep other teammates accountable," Maurice didn't raise his voice, but his harsh response revealed a frustrated man who is running out of answers.  Full Story

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