I don’t have a lot of information on Avalanche player’s plans for the lockout. According to Adrian Dater of the Denver Post, however, Matt Duchene, along with some other teammates, intend to stay in Colorado for some time at least and continue training as they would in the offseason. I don’t know exactly which other members of the team are in Denver, but based on their tweets, I believe both Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog are in the Mile High City at this time. Meanwhile, the Avalanche’s European fanclub, the Eurolanche received the statement from Jan Hejda that he will wait until November to make any decisions about joining another team.
The Eurolanche have also released a statement saying that it is confirmed that Varlamov has signed with his former team, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. I tried to find further information on this, and have found no other confirmation behind this statement. However, I’ll let you know if Varls name appears on Lokomotiv’s roster. There have also been rumors that Paul Stastny will join his brother, Yan, in Germany should the lockout last.
At this point in time, rumors are flying. We here at Get Higher would like for everyone to take the things they read with a grain of salt: until you see it confirmed by either the team or the player, please consider it speculation. As of right now NO AVALANCHE PLAYERS HAVE SIGNED WITH A EUROPEAN TEAM.