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Report: Tampa Bay Lightning player Ryan Malone arrested on cocaine, DUI charges

Ryan Malone was arrested early Saturday on charges of driving under the influence and cocaine possession in Tampa, according to a report.

Ryan Malone of the Tampa Bay Lightning has been arrested on charges of cocaine possession and driving under the influence.

Malone was arrested early Saturday morning in Tampa, according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times from beat writer Damian Cristodero.

“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 that we cannot comment further at this time.”

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The 34-year-old power forward has one more season remaining on a contract that will pay him $2.5 million next year.

Malone has struggled this season with just five goals and 15 points through 57 games.

He was being held on $2,500 bond, according to the report.