"He's not ready," Bednar told reporters. "The goal is to get him back on the ice before the All-Star break. ... The plan is to be cautious with him, and then turn him loose for the second half."
Varlamov, who is 13-9-2 with a 2.87 goals-against average this season, last played Jan. 2 against Winnipeg, leaving the game early after feeling soreness while making a move in net.
He was limited to 24 games last season due to a nagging groin injury that he attempted to remedy through hip surgery.