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Ryan Malone | Winger

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/1/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
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Ryan Malone (hip flexor) wasn't on the ice Sunday.
Malone is also expected to miss Monday's exhibition contest. He inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Rangers on Sept. 11. Sep 29 - 10:41 AM

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Ryan Malone is dealing with a hip flexor problem.

Malone wasn't on the ice Friday as a result. He's considered day-to-day.
Sep 26 - 12:34 PM

Ryan Malone scored a goal for the Rangers in Monday's 5-4 loss to New Jersey in preseason action.

The game was the first opportunity for Malone to wear a Rangers sweater in competition after he spent the last six campaigns with the Lightning. Carl Hagelin, Jesper Fast and Chris Kreider also found the back of the net in the losing effort. Henrik Lundqvist and Cam Talbot combined to give up five goals on 32 shots between the pipes in a forgettable outing.

Ryan Malone has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Rangers worth $700,000 if he plays in the NHL.

He'll make $100,000 if he skates in the AHL, but he's eager to prove himself in 2014-15 to make sure that doesn't happen. "Obviously last year was not the way I wanted it to go, especially at the end," said Malone, who was bought out by the Tampa Bay Lightning. "So I'm looking for an opportunity to show what type of person I am on and off the ice." He won't be a top-six forward on the Rangers if he sticks with the big club and his fantasy value will probably be minimal at best.
Sep 11 - 3:00 PM

Ryan Malone admitted he made a "mistake" that led to him being arrested on April 12 for driving under the influence and cocaine possession.

Malone is looking to turn his career around after the Tampa Bay Lightning bought him out. He's joined the Rangers for an informal skate and is interested in playing for the club in 2014-15.
Sep 9 - 9:58 AM

Ryan Malone will join the Rangers for informal skates at the club's practice facility this week.

New York will start formal contract negotiations with Malone's agent, Mike Liut, "early this week." Malone has been invited to join the Rangers’ pre-camp skates with Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Marty St. Louis and Dominic Moore. He is currently a free agent after he was bought out by Tampa Bay. He was arrested in June for DUI and possession of cocaine. Desperately in need of a second chance, the Post estimates Malone's contract might be a two-way deal in the neighborhood of $675,000-$750,000 per year.
Source: NY Post
Sep 7 - 8:59 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins could be interested in having unrestricted free agent Ryan Malone return to the fold.

Malone played last season for the Tampa Bay Lightning but was bought out of his contract in June after he was arrested on April 12 on cocaine and DUI charges. He pleaded no contest to the DUI charges and had the cocaine charge dismissed. Malone has had a couple of horrible seasons with Tampa Bay but started his career in Pittsburgh where he scored 20-plus goals in three of his four seasons there. His future is in doubt but Pittsburgh could give him a chance to make their squad this season.
Sep 6 - 8:09 AM

Ryan Malone participated in an informal skate last week in Minnesota.

He's an unrestricted free agent after he was bought out by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The New York Rangers have reportedly spoken with him. Now that Malone's legal issues are behind him, it's likely that he'll sign with another NHL club or attend training camp on a tryout.
Aug 27 - 1:40 PM

Ryan Malone pleaded no contest to DUI charges and agreed to a pretrial diversion program on a drug charge.

That will dismiss his felony charge of cocaine possession if he can successfully complete the program's requirements. His driver's license will be suspended for six months and he must complete 50 hours of community service, as part of DUI punishment. Several teams have reportedly expressed interest in the veteran winger and with his case finished, perhaps he can focus on getting his career back on track.
Aug 19 - 11:05 AM

Ryan Malone was "baffled" when officer Andrew Visser discovered 1.3 grams of cocaine on him and he said he didn't know where it came from.

"I asked where it came from," Visser wrote in his report. "And he said he was just shocked." Malone told Visser he didn't believe the officer planted the drugs on him, but he was stunned to see the cocaine because he'd been wearing the same jeans for three days. It's believed that a plea deal could be finalized as early as his next court date on Aug. 19. Malone was bought out by the Lightning in late June and his agent, Mike Liut, said a couple of teams have expressed interest. "I think he'll land somewhere," Liut said. "It's just a matter of where and when."
Aug 13 - 10:49 AM

Ryan Malone had a disposition hearing on Monday continued again.

It's believed he is talking about a deal. Malone is facing DUI and cocaine possession charges for an arrest on April 12. The case is expected to be finalized this month. Malone is a free agent after being bought out by the Lightning in late June.
Aug 11 - 10:22 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have reportedly bought out Ryan Malone.

That's not too surprising after Malone scored just five goals and 15 points in 57 games in 2013-14. The Lightning will save $4.5 million in cap space for the 2014-15 campaign as they still had a compliance buyout available. That will free up some room to comfortably work Ryan Callahan into their budget.
Jun 25 - 8:24 AM

Ryan Malone entered written plea of not guilty at his arraignment on Monday.

He is facing DUI and cocaine possession charges for an arrest on April 12. The Tampa Bay Lightning may decide to buy out the last year of his contract shortly due to his declining play and diminishing role with the club.
Jun 16 - 10:03 AM

There is a very real chance that Ryan Malone's contract will be bought out in the next few days.

NHL teams can use their compliance buyouts two games after the Stanley Cup has been awarded and that period would start on Sunday and end June 30th. The Bolts have one more buyout available to them after using their first last season on Vincent Lecavalier. The move could save Tampa $4.5 million and the bad publicity that will accompany Malone as he deals with cocaine possession and DUI charges.
Jun 14 - 10:28 AM

There's a chance that Ryan Malone could still be bought out by the Lightning regardless of what happens in his legal situation.

He is facing DUI and cocaine possession charges for an arrest on April 12. It is believed that a player in the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program can be bought out because his absence from the team is not hockey related. Malone had another difficult season in 2013-14 and he's battled injury problems for the last five seasons. His role on the team has diminished as well and he was viewed as a possible buyout before his legal trouble came up. He has one year left on his contract at a cap hit of $4.5 million.
May 5 - 10:34 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3Dominic Moore
4Chris Mueller
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3Ryan Malone
4J.T. Miller
5Tanner Glass
6Matthew Lombardi
7Nick Tarnasky
8Chris Bourque
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Rick Nash
4Lee Stempniak
5Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Dan Boyle
4Marc Staal
5Kevin Klein
6John Moore
7Matt Hunwick
8Conor Allen
9Mike Kostka
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot