Following a 3-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night, Lightning forward Ryan Malone was arrested on DUI and cocaine possession charges around 5:40am on Saturday.
According to the Hillsborough County Police report he was arrested around Platt St. W. and Rome Ave. S. in Tampa. He is currently being held on $2,500 bond.
According to Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times, Steve Yzerman released the following statement:
“We are aware of the sitution 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.”
Malone is in his 6th season with the Bolts and has one year remaining on his contract. He has only 15 points (5 goals, 10 assists) in 57 games this season.