Patrick Roy Arrested

Former Canadien Guy Lafleur, right, gives a plate to Avalanche's Patrick Roy during pregame ceremony. AP

Patrick Roy was arrested early Sunday on investigation of domestic violence charges, days after he set the career record for victories by an NHL goalie.

Roy was released on $750 bail. The Colorado Avalanche goalie also was held on criminal mischief charges, said sheriff's Lt. Steve Keller.

Officers responded to a "911 hangup call" early Sunday at Roy's residence, police said in a news release.

The officers spoke with Roy and his wife and were told there had been an argument, police said.

Police said there was physical damage done to the home, and as a result of their findings Roy was taken into custody. A police department dispatcher said Roy had been taken to Arapahoe County Jail. She would not say whether anyone had been injured.

The Avalanche issued a statement Sunday evening acknowledging "the incident involving Patrick Roy" but declined to comment until the end of the investigation.

Roy was honored Friday night for winning his 448th game on Tuesday, a 4-3 victory in overtime against the Washington Capitals. He broke the mark set by Terry Sawchuck.


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