Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl take the ice twice this coming week in the KHL, facing Barys and Yugra on a current three-game road trip. Varlamov signed with Lokomotiv for the duration of the ongoing NHL lockout, for however long it takes for the NHL and NHLPA to reach an agreement on a new CBA.
Lokomotiv, currently No. 2 in the Western Conference with 25 points, travels first to Kazakhstan to face HC Barys on Monday. The team will next be in Khanty-Mansiysk to take on HC Yugra on Wednesday.
Varlamov has played in two games so far for Lokomotiv, going 1-1 with a .923 save percentage and 2.51 goals-against average. Kolesnik Vitaly is the team's current starting goaltender. Varlamov appeared in 53 games for the Avalanche last season, going 26-24-3 with a 2.59 GAA and .913 save percentage.
Lokomotiv is playing the first season since the disaster of September 2011 when 45 passengers, including players and coaching staff, perished in a plane crash.