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Ryan Malone

34-Year-Old Left Wing – Free Agent

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Malone is owed $2.5 million a year through 2014-15, but that might still be too much for a guy who's perpetually hurt. He can be a fixture in front of the net and great garbage-goal guy. Nevertheless, he'll be hard-pressed to maintain a gig on the Bolts' second line. He migh...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Personal    EST. RETURN:  7/1/2014
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 224   DOB: 12/1/1979
BORN: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   DRAFTED: 4th Rd, #115 Overall in 1999   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Malone Contract Information:

Contract bought out by the Lightning in July 2014, making him an unrestricted free agent.

June 25, 2014  –  Ryan Malone News

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The Lightning have bought out Malone's contract, reports TSN.ca. The winger now becomes an unrestricted free agent.

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Ryan Malone NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 25 77 22 22 44 -22 63 153 14.4 1 4 10 0 10
2006-07 26 64 16 15 31 4 71 125 12.8 0 1 1 0 1
2007-08 27 77 27 24 51 14 103 159 17.0 6 2 11 0 11
2008-09 28 70 26 19 45 4 98 124 21.0 3 0 17:45 7 4 11 3:16 173 23
2009-10 29 69 21 26 47 -8 68 172 12.2 7 0 18:46 7 9 16 3:32 178 22
2010-11 30 NHL TB 54 14 24 38 -3 51 149 9.4 1 0 16:02 9 9 18 3:58 125 19
2011-12 31 NHL TB 68 20 28 48 -11 82 144 13.9 2 1 17:41 5 10 15 2:56 142 36
2012-13 32 NHL TB 24 6 2 8 -3 22 37 16.2 1 0 15:44 2 0 2 2:36 49 9
2013-14 33 NHL TB 57 5 10 15 -7 67 95 5.3 0 0 11:47 0 3 3 1:11 75 26
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Ryan Malone – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

11:47

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Ryan Malone was on the ice for 11:47.

1:11

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Ryan Malone was on the ice for 1:11 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 17:41 2:56
2012-13 15:44 2:36
2013-14 11:47 1:11

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Ryan Malone 2013-14 NHL Game Log

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Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI

Ryan Malone: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Malone (off-ice issues) is a likely target for a compliance buyout, reports Joe Smith of the Tampa Times. The buyout period started at midnight Saturday night and ends June 30.

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Malone (off-ice issues) has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence (i.e., a DUI) and cocaine possession charges, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The charges stem from an arrest on April 12 in Tampa.

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Malone (off-ice issues) is "subject to mandatory evaluation" under the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program (SABH), according to a statement from the NHL. "His future playing status, both in the near term and during the [Stanley Cup] Playoffs, will be determined in accordance the terms of our SABH Program."

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Malone was arrested early Saturday in Tampa on charges of driving under the influence and possession of cocaine, ESPN.com reports. Said Lightning GM Steve Yzerman: "We are aware of the situation concerning Ryan Malone this morning. Ryan will not travel with the team to Washington today, but beyond that we cannot comment further at this time."

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Malone gathered two assists in Wednesday's win over the Maple Leafs.

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Malone has five goals and seven assists in 42 games at the Olympic break.

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Malone picked up his first assist since October in Sunday's win over Carolina. It's just his third point in 11 games since his return from injury.

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Malone tallied two goals in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Flyers.

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Malone (foot) was minus-2 with one hit in 9:24 of action in Tuesday's win over Vancouver. He had not played since Nov. 22.

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Malone (foot) will play Wednesday against the Canucks.

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Malone (foot) has received clearance to return to game action, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Malone (foot) participated in Friday's practice, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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2012-13

Malone is big and talented, but an injury waiting to happen -- he hasn't played a full season since his rookie year. So, if you can stomach carrying a guy who could miss 20 games and deliver just 45-odd points, you go right ahead. We're convinced there are better options available. And those options won't cause the kind of ulcers that Malone will.

2011-12

Malone is borderline on the list of 30-best left wingers in the NHL. In a perfect world, he delivers a consistent 45-50 points and 80-100 PIMs. But that's a perfect world. Last season, he struggled through serious abdominal and shoulder injuries and saw his output drop. And this season, that surgically-repaired shoulder will keep him out of action until December. He may be worth stashing until then but only if you can afford the roster spot. Left wing isn't as shallow as it once was. And a 55-60-game power winger trying to get back up to game speed will likely have a slow start.

2010-11

Malone had an impressive first half last year but by season's end, he was nothing more than the same-old, same-old 45-point man we thought he'd be. That might be valuable if accompanied by 100 PIMs but unfortunately for Malone, he became a veritable pussycat last season (68 vs. a 100-point average the two previous years). Malone is destined for a drop to the Bolts' third line this year, that is if he isn't traded before camp. His fantasy value is not unlike that of Tomas Holmstrom's... if he earns power-play time. Otherwise, it's buyer beware.

2009-10

As much as we hate the following statement, we're going to use it any way; there’s no better way to sum up his talents. He is what he is. And that’s a 50-point (max), 100-PIM power forward. His value is tied to leagues that count sin bin points; Otherwise, he’s fringe-average at best. He is what he is.

2008-09

Ryan Malone’s career year of 51 points last season is not worth seven years and $31.5 million. This late bloomer is little more than a 25-goal, 50-point forward who’ll deliver 100+ PIMs. So unless your league counts the latter, you should let someone else draft his hype.

2006-07

It would be very easy and understandable to write off Malone because of his inconsistent play in 2005. Maybe the expectations were too high for him, maybe his good size (6-foot-4, 215 pounds) reminded onlookers of another Penguins player named Mario, or just maybe some thought that he'd continue to build on a successful rookie campaign. Whatever the case, it simply wasn't happening for the 26-year-old center/winger early on when he was shopped around the league. In his first 47 games, Malone totaled only 18 points (11/7). From February on, he tallied 26 points (11/15) in 30 contests. Fantasy teams could do worse with a late-round pick. He plays a fantasy position, left wing, with little depth and has a knack for coming up with the short-handed goal (five in 2005-06). Malone could also see significant time on a potentially lethal power play, if he demonstrates a consistent willingness to throw his size around in front of opposing goalies.

2005-06

At times in the summer of 2005 it seemed as though Malone might ask for child support, because it seemed the Penguins were bent on not paying him a penny. With his contract situation resolved, Malone figures to take one of two paths in 2005-06. First, he could get lost among all of the team's new stars. Second, and more likely, he'll gradually build up his playing time over the course of the season when injuries strike the 30-somethings. He's really had only one solid season, fantasy or real, so it will be interesting to track Malone's progress this year.