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Avalanche's Varlamov re-injures groin, out Tuesday

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Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov re-injured his groin at practice Monday and will miss the game Tuesday against the Nashville Predators.

"[Varlamov] won't play," coach Patrick Roy told the Avalanche website. "He's going to see our team doctor. He doesn't feel comfortable with his groin again. He was a little sore [Sunday] after practice, but today, he just didn't feel good enough to play tomorrow. We'll make another decision after we speak to the team doctor this afternoon whether we call up [goalie Calvin] Pickard or not."

After starting the season healthy, Varlamov missed six games with a groin issue. He returned Dec. 4 and played the next two games, but will miss more time.

Colorado will also recall a forward from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League, Roy said, and go with 19 players Tuesday against Nashville.

Roy also said that forwards John Mitchell (leg) and Marc-Andre Cliche (oblique), and defenseman Brad Stuart (hamstring), could all return after Colorado's current homestand, which ends Saturday against the St. Louis Blues.

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