from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,
Asked whether Varlamov could be done for the year, the Avalanche coach responded: “I think that’s a possibility. I don’t like to speculate on that stuff. I don’t know. When the doctors and the trainers and Varly get together, they’ll come up with …”
Bednar paused and changed direction.
“We can’t put him in the net if he’s not, if it’s just going to be temporary, short-term stuff,” Bednar said. “So we have to come up with a way to make sure he’s either playing or he’s doing the right thing so he is put in a position to play a lot of games. We’re not going to know until after the all-star break what we’re doing with him.”...
“I’m saying that’s frustrating for both parties,” Bednar said. “You need your players to be able to play their best. With Varly, you guys know a lot about his history the past couple years. It’s my understanding it’s given him issues at times before. This year, for me, he comes in, he plays a couple of games, he can’t sustain it because his groin is bothering him. He comes back out, he comes back in, he can’t find a rhythm to be successful.”