Pens Shopping Malone

According to the Penguins are openly shopping Ryan– After scoring 22 goals in 2003-2004 and being named to the NHL’s All-Rookie team, Pittsburgh Penguins winger Ryan Malone has struggled to return to form this season. In fact, the 26-year old Pittsburgh native has had a hard time holding a regular spot in the lineup. As a result, general manager Craig Patrick is putting out feelers to see if there’s any interest in the young forward.

Sources tell Sportsnet Malone’s availability has been announced via email. A move that isn’t entirely surprising based on the fact he’s been a healthy scratch in three of Pittsburgh’s last five games and has scored just six times in 35 games played this season.

Malone, still considered a marketable talent, will surely lure offers as he’s also in the final year of a contract that pays him $750,000 this season.

The Penguins have struggled in the standings. Despite winning three of the last four games, Pittsburgh sits second from the bottom in the Eastern Conference with a 11-19-9 record for 31 points.