Malone has history as a "PP force"with "excellent net presence" but may not have a spot on the PP unless he replaces Rick Nash, which Larry Brooks says "makes no sense." (NY Post)
The Rangers are interested in Malone being a top-nine player and not a fourth line "enforcer." (NY Post)
Darren Dreger said on TSN 1050 last Monday, "Ryan Malone, perhaps will use his life altering experience to get himself back on track. Most importantly his life but beyond that, it's my understanding that he very much wants to continue playing in the NHL. If everything gets back on line and back on track I think he can be a contributing player."
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Adam Rotter: Malone, if he makes the team, would add depth but most importantly the Rangers aren't locked into anything long-term or with any cap implications. If Malone makes the team and is good for 20 games and then his game slips, they can send him down or put him on the bench. If he doesn't make the team Malone can go to Hartford and provide depth down there if an injury occurs. It's a low risk move and one that they should get as much out of as they can before going in another direction.