DENVER — Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov will miss the rest of the regular season with a lower-body injury.
Avalanche coach Jared Bednar made the announcement Saturday. That’s according to a report on NHL.com.
The starting goalie left Friday night’s game against Chicago with 6:25 left. He was involved in a collision with a Blackhawks player who appeared to land on Varlamov’s leg. The goalie had stopped all 30 shots he faced. The Avs won 5-0.
Bednar also announced defenseman Erik Johnson is out for at least six weeks with a fractured non-displaced patella. He did not play in Friday nights game.
Johnson missed 13 games earlier this season with an upper-body injury. He returned to action on March 18.
Colorado is currently on the outside of the playoffs looking in. But it’s a close race.
The Avs have four games left, all against playoff teams. The next three are on the road starting Sunday in Anaheim.