Ryan Malone on the ice for the Pre Game Skate prior to facing the Florida Panthers on January 29, 2013 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Credit: Tasha Meares

LW Ryan Malone Rejoins the Tampa Bay Lightning at Home


I can finally say to you, the words that you have wanted to hear for so long. Tampa Bay Lightning LW Ryan Malone will be rejoining the team at home tonight against the Winnipeg Jets!

This is certainly music to the ears of the entire Bolts Nation.

Malone has been forced to miss the last 13 games after being sidelined with a Lower Body Injury since February 10th.

He did meet up with the team in Pittsburgh during their last 4 game road trip, but did not play.

After the morning skate today, Ryan Malone spoke to the media about his condition.

I feel fully healed and ready. Obviously you don’t want to come back too soon for a lot of reasons.”

In the 10 games that Malone has played this season, he has registered 4 goals and an assist for a total of 5 points.

I am certain that the addition of Bugsy, fired up and ready to go, can only help the Lightning extend their win streak and bring home their second “W” in a row tonight against Andrew Ladd and the Winnipeg Jets at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Are you glad to see Bugsy back in the lineup? What do you feel he brings to the team that no one else can? Sound off in the comments below and let us know.

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