- On getting in, "We have lots of great players so I just waited for the opportunity and will play my game and take it from there."
- Was it hard to sit out, "you play to play, it's not fun to sit out but it's easier when they are winning. When they are struggling it's harder to watch but you keep working and waiting for opportunities. It's out of your control."
- What do you want to bring tonight, "keep it simple and make good reads and throw the body around a little and do whatever it takes to win. Nothing too fancy but you hope to contribute every time you go over the boards you want to create chances and help out the game in a positive way."
- On playing at MSG, "I played the two exhibitions games here but regular season is a different animal and they have good squad and we just wanna do what we have to do to get the two points tonight."
- On the PP, "I think that is one of my strengths, being around the net, it's a great opportunity to go out and do that job well and see what happens. One period, one shift at a time."
11:18AM: Malone has confirmed that he is in the lineup tonight. (Morreale)
9:35AM: Larry Brooks says that there is no "legitimate reason" for the Rangers not to play Ryan Malone tomorrow and use him on the PP. (Brooks)
Malone has been a healthy scratch for the first three games of the year and Alain Vigneault has said that he isn't yet sure where Malone fits in.
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Adam Rotter: Malone has to get in at some point and after two straight games that were sub par and a PP that needs a boost, Malone could be a nice addition. He won't instantly make the Rangers into the team that they should be and he isn't necessarily a "game breaker" but he has size, good hands around the net and can play physical against an Islander team that is going to what nothing more than to show they are on the Rangers level.