Semyon Varlamov will return to the starting net Wednesday night when the Avalanche hosts the Vancouver Canucks?.

"I think he's going to play well for us," Avs coach Joe Sacco said after practice today. "He's had a few days now to work on some things, and I think he's ready."

Varlamov served as backup to veteran J.S. Giguere the past three games, after struggling his previous couple of performances.