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Denver prosecutors drop domestic violence case against Avalanche goalie Varlamov

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, of Russia, searches for the puck while protecting the goal against the Dallas Stars in the third period of the Avalanche's 6-2 victory in an NHL hockey game in Denver on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 20, 2013 - 1:29 PM

DENVER - Prosecutors are dropping a domestic violence case against Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, saying they have new information leading them to believe they couldn't win a conviction.

The decision was announced Friday.

Varlamov was arrested and charged with misdemeanour assault after his girlfriend told police he knocked her down, stomped on her chest and dragged her by her hair at their apartment on Oct. 30.

Lynn Kimbrough, a spokeswoman for the DA, declined to offer specifics on the new information that led prosecutors to drop the case.

She says the information surfaced from additional interviews with witnesses.

The 25-year-old Varlamov has been free on $5,000 bail and has been travelling and playing with the team.

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