9/6/14 | 7:56AM: The Penguins have kicked tires on Malone but that is it. (Trib)
Malone’s agent says that he has spoken with “several” teams though the Rangers are believed to be a suitor. (Trib)
His agent says that Malone has worked “diligently” at his conditioning this summer and is just looking for a team to give him a chance. (Trib)
9/5/14 | 7:22AM: Rumblings continue that the Rangers have interest in bringing in Malone for a tryout if his legal issues are wrapped up. (Newsday)
9/3/14 | 11:04AM: It’s “definitely a possibility” that Malone joins the Rangers for a tryout in training camp. (Katie Strang)
9/2/14 | 7:25AM: Malone could get a training camp invite this week. He has drawn interest from a few teams. (Joe Smith)
8/25/14 | 4:05PM: UFA Ryan Malone has reportedly spoken with the Rangers. (Star Tribune, via Jefferson and Michael)
Malone “looked good” while skating in Minnesota at the Octagon Hockey Camp and could get a training camp tryout. (Star Tribune, via Jefferson and Michael)
The Ranges have reportedly done “extensive homework” on Malone and have spoken with him about a potential training camp tryout or two-way deal. It isn’t known if the Rangers talks with Malone occurred before the team signed Kevin Hayes. (Inside Pittsburgh Sports, via Jefferson)
Malone was arrested in April for a DUI and possession of cocaine. (PHT)
The situation was reportedly a “wake up call” for Malone and he is “said to be in excellent shape” while training for the season. (Inside Pittsburgh Sports, via Jefferson)
Malone had the final year of his contract bought out by Tampa Bay using a compliance buyout. (Cap Geek)
Malone, 34, has 23 points in 81 games over the last two years. In the previous five seasons he had between 38 and 51 points.
He has previously played with Dominic Moore (Pitt and TB), Marty St. Louis and Michael Kostka.
In 2000, Glen Sather said “as a general philosophy I believe people deserve a second chance.” (NY Post)