Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lightning winger Ryan Malone arrested for cocaine possession and DUI: Report

Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Ryan Malone was arrested early Saturday morning under suspicion of cocaine possession and driving under the influence early Saturday morning in Tampa.

Malone's BAC was .112 and .116 according to his booking information, which is over the legal limit in Florida of .08.

Malone was booked at 5:40 a.m. and is being held on $2,500 bond.

"We are aware of the situation concerning Ryan Malone this morning," Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said in a statement. "Ryan will not travel with the team to Washington today, but beyond tht we cannot comment further at this time."

Malone is still in custody at the Hillsborough County Jail as of 8:19 a.m. according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department website.

According to WFLA-TV, a Tampa police officer saw Malone hit a curb while driving and pulled the Lightning forward over at 3:23 a.m.. The officer then found cocaine in his pants pocket.

Malone was a scratch in the Lightning's 3-2 win vs. Columbus on Friday night at home and hasn't played since April 5. He has five goals and has 10 assists in 57 games with the Lightning this season.

Malone has played 10 seasons in the NHL, including four years with his hometownPittsburgh Penguins and the last six with the Lightning. He was part of the U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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