The Avalanche continues to keep the faith in Semyon Varlamov — on and off the ice.
The Russian goaltender — arrested last week on charges of domestic violence and kidnapping — will be back in net Wednesday night when the 12-1 Avs host the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center.
Varlamov was asked after practice Tuesday if he was confident his name will be cleared eventually.
"Yeah, for sure," Varlamov said. "Life is life. I'm just happy I have the support of my teammates and this organization."
The case remains in the hands of the Denver district attorney, with a decision on whether or not to file formal charges expected within a couple weeks.
Avs coach Patrick Roy said Varlamov will start against the Predators, and on Sunday against the Washington Capitals, his former team. Jean-Sebastien Giguere will start Friday's game against the Calgary Flames.