The Colorado Avalanche are missing their top line from last season due to injury and restricted free agency.
While losing Gabriel Landeskog (concussion) and Steve Downie (knee) to injury, the lack of Ryan O'Reilly in the lineup because both sides have not reached an agreement really hurts. The trio was put together when Downie came over from Tampa Bay on Feb. 21, 2012 and they just clicked and were the Avs top line. It appears that O'Reilly is still not close to a deal but things could change quickly if both sides are looking to compromise. Stay tuned.