The Denver district attorney’s office has reviewed the arrest of Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov, and released the following on Friday:
Varlamov was arrested for an incident his girlfriend at the time, Evgeniya Vavrinyuk, alleges occurred on Oct. 31. He faced charges of second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault. The kidnapping charge, which would have been a felony, was dropped, but he’s been formally charged with third-degree assault charge, a misdemeanor.
KDVR reports: "Third-degree assault carries a possible two years in prison and is described as knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person."
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She told a detective that Varlamov kicked her in the chest and knocked her down, then stomped on her. He grabbed her by the hair and dragged her out of her bedroom and held her face to the floor, the police affidavit says. He also grabbed her by her arms, shook her and pushed her down again, she told