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

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

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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."

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.

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