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Players missing in action

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Paul Stastny led the Avs in scoring during the regular season, but has struggled through four playoff games. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News

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Players missing in action

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For every Ryane Clowe out there, there’s a couple Paul Stastnys and Marian Gaboriks. You know who they are. They’re the guys selected early in your playoff pool who haven’t bothered to show up through one week of action.

No worries though. We’ve contacted the appropriate authorities and they’ve sent out all-points-bulletins. The list is headed by Stastny, who led the Colorado Avalanche with 71 points in 66 games this season. He was skunked through four games even though he led the entire team – including defensemen – in ice time.

Here’s the top 10 pool favorites who are pointless so far this post-season.

10. Valtteri Filppula, Detroit

9. Joffrey Lupul, Philadelphia

8. Zdeno Chara, Boston

7. Chris Higgins, Montreal

6. Brian Gionta, New Jersey

5. Viktor Kozlov, Washington

4. Milan Michalek, San Jose

3. Chris Drury, N.Y. Rangers

2. Marian Gaborik, Minnesota

1. Paul Stastny, Colorado

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