Semyon Varlamov could miss the start of the season

Semyon Varlamov could miss the start of the season

New York Islanders goaltender is bothered by a not very serious, but long-standing injury.


Semyon Varlamov may not be able to recover in time for the start of the season because of an unnamed but long-standing injury that has been bothering him. New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz, however, is not concerned.


"If he's not ready for the first game of the season ... I know he'll recover soon enough anyway, and we have Ilya Sorokin to do the job right if necessary," Trotz said. - "I wouldn't use the word 'concerned,' because he'll be back in the lineup. He's doing OK, he's just recovering."


Varlamov hasn't been on the ice or practicing yet in New York Islanders training camp.


"We're thinking long term, because when the games start, there won't be time to recover, there's going to be pain to deal with," Trotz said. - We want to take care of that first so we don't have a problem later on. Does he have a serious problem? No. But it's been bothering him for quite some time."


If Varlamov can't start the season, veteran Cory Schneider will insure Sorokin.

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