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Ryan Malone | Winger

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/1/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
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Lightning coach Jon Cooper doesn't expect Ryan Malone's off-ice issues to be a distraction for the team.
"I don't know that will cause any sort of a distraction," Cooper said. "Hockey wise, we've had way more distractions worse than this one. This is more of a life issue with a friend of ours. Physically we know that he's doing OK and hopefully the worst is over and this is moving onward and upward. But as for the hockey, this won't be a distraction at all." Cooper added that the team is focused on Malone's personal well-being and his health after he was charged with DUI and possession of cocaine Saturday morning. Apr 14 - 11:47 AM

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Ryan Malone won't travel with the Lightning to Washington for Sunday's regular season finale.

He was charged with DUI and possession of cocaine Saturday morning. He had 1.3 grams of cocaine in his right back pocket and a blood alcohol content of .112 and .116, according to the police. The NHL/NHLPA's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program will determine his playing status following a mandatory evaluation.
Source: TSN.ca
Apr 12 - 5:18 PM

Ryan Malone was arrested for cocaine possession and driving under the influence Saturday morning in Hillsborough County Florida.

Malone was pulled over after driving erratically and refused to take a sobriety test. He was then arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and during the arrest 1.3 grams of cocaine were found in the Tampa players' back pocket. The Lightning announced that Malone will not travel with the team for their final game in Washington. Malone has had a terrible season but this incident will have even more of an impact on his future in the NHL.
Apr 12 - 11:51 AM

Ryan Malone picked up two assists in Wednesday's win against Toronto.

The points were his first since Jan. 19, but he's still looking for his first goal since Jan. 11. He has appeared in Tampa Bay's last three games after being a healthy scratch for four straight contests.
Mar 20 - 11:19 AM

Ryan Malone will be a healthy scratch for a fourth straight game Monday night.

Obviously, he isn't thrilled with the decision but he said he's just trying to stay read for his next opportunity. Malone has five goals and 12 points in 46 games this campaign. He doesn't have a point in his last 12 outings.
Mar 10 - 5:00 PM

Ryan Malone had two goals and six penalty minutes in Saturday's win over Philadelphia.

He has racked 18 minutes in the sin bin in his last five games. Malone scored on Saturday for the first time since Nov. 12. He has 11 points and 53 penalty minutes in 29 contests.
Jan 11 - 4:32 PM

Ryan Malone (ankle) will return to the Tampa Bay Lightning's lineup on Wednesday.

Malone missed a little over a month with a fractured ankle. He has three goals and nine points in 23 games in 2013-14.
Jan 1 - 6:27 PM

Ryan Malone practiced for a second consecutive day with his Tampa teammates.

Malone needs to improve his conditioning after missing over a month due to a fractured ankle. He is hoping to return to action sometime late next week while the Bolts are on a road trip.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Ryan Malone participated in his first practice since fracturing his ankle on November 23rd.

He was on the ice with his teammates Friday. Despite this wonderful news, Malone is not expected to return to action until the end of next week at the earliest.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:57:00 AM

Ryan Malone (fractured ankle) is scheduled to return in the New Year.

Malone was expected to be sidelined for three-to-four weeks when he was injured on November 23 but he has yet to start skating. Coach Jon Cooper is hoping that he will return to the lineup when the Lightning head out to Western Canada for a four game swing on January 1. He has nine points and 35 penalty minutes in 23 games this season.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 11:28:00 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have confirmed that Ryan Malone has a fractured ankle.

Malone is expected to be sidelined for three-to-four weeks as a result. This is just the latest blow to a Lightning team that's trying to get by without Steve Stamkos. He has nine points and 35 penalty minutes in 23 games this season.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Ryan Malone will miss at least a couple of weeks for what is believed to be a broken bone in his ankle.

Tampa coach Jon Cooper doesn't believe it is a long-term injury but did say it would be at least two weeks before we see Malone in game action.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 11:13:00 AM

Ryan Malone (lower body) was moved to injured reserve on Wednesday.

It is believed that he suffered a chipped ankle bone after he blocked a shot Friday at Anaheim. He played in two games following that contest before landing on the sidelines.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 10:58:00 AM

Ryan Malone (foot) might be dealing with a chipped bone.

Malone has been out since Tuesday and his return isn't imminent. He has nine points and 35 penalty minutes in 23 games this season.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 05:18:00 PM

Ryan Malone didn't practice with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.

The power forward was reportedly limping after take a puck to the foot during Friday's game. We'll see if the 33-year-old is good to play against the New York Rangers on Monday. He has nine points, 35 PIM, 38 hits and 47 SOG in 23 games this season, although he only has a goal since Steve Stamkos suffered that major injury.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 02:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Nate Thompson
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Ryan Malone
4Tom Pyatt
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Teddy Purcell
3J.T. Brown
4Nikita Kucherov
5Richard Panik
6B.J. Crombeen
D1Victor Hedman
2Matt Carle
3Radko Gudas
4Sami Salo
5Eric Brewer
6Brian Lee
7Mark Barberio
8Keith Aulie
9Mike Kostka
10Mattias Ohlund
11Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Anders Lindback
3Kristers Gudlevskis