2:41PM: Malone's comments today after being placed on waivers (LoHud via SoundCloud)
- On his season so far, "Obviously it's been a lot of crazy things happening the last few days. They have to make room for some moves and I have been the odd-man out and I think it was expected for something to happen. Not much I can do except work hard and take it day at a time."
- Did you talk to AV, "yea, AV said that they have to do something and it is what it is I guess. It's nothing personal, first for myself, a new learning experience but just take it day at a time and work hard and something positive happens."
- Will you go, "not sure, I haven't spoken to my agent. We will see what happens. Never know, I have no idea. Just getting through today and everything happens for a reason, not sure what the reason is yet (laughs) but it always seems to usually work out in the end. That is the only way I view life for whatever reason, it is what it is and try to make the best of it. (Laughs)
- "yea, they were just letting me know what was going on. I appreciate the opportunity. Signing here, I was happy to make the team with all the guys that came in. Duke and Hayes are great young players who can play at this level. It's the way the league is going now and you kind of expect it, you are happy for those guys. Everything happens for a reason and hopefully there is a fit, who knows...who knows."
- Can you be a good player at 6-7 minutes a night, "not to score 20 goals. Anyone playing under ten minutes gets in the 5-10 goal range, at the top, and it's a new position for myself. It is difficult, you just want to be part of a winning team at the end of your career. I think I have proven that I can still score goals in those situations and that is obviously still important. I feel that I can skate and help in that department and never got a chance to fight but I will do whatever it takes to help out the team."
- It's harder, you don't have as much a feel for the game, not as much time with the puck, you work out between periods to keep the legs going, that part I have gotten used to and when you play a lot you look at the D last night, Staal gets in the zone, he is just playing and having fun and has a good feel for the game. It's different than playing 20 minutes, it's more difficult but you are willing to do it to be part of something special."
12:11PM: Malone has played 5 games for the Rangers, has zero points, a minus 3 rating, 4 PIM, 5 shots and 13 hits.
He is averaging 10:30 per game, 8:19 at even strength and 2:10 on the PP.
Alain Vigneault said earlier in the year that he didn't know what to do with Malone.
When Malone is on the ice at 5 on 5, the Rangers control 59.2% of shot attempts. (Puckalytics)
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If Malone clears waivers the Rangers can send him to Hartford at any point in the next 30 days before they would need to put him on waivers again.
12:55PM: Malone says that he understands he is the odd-man out and that he will wait to see what happens with the waiver process. (Zipay)