Lightning GM Steve Yzerman issued a statement Saturday on the arrest of forward Ryan Malone.
"We are aware of the situation concerning Ryan Malone this morning. Ryan will not travel with the team to Washington today, but beyond that we cannot further at this time," the statement read.
According to a Tampa police report Malone made a left turn from a center lane and then struck a curb. An officer noticed the odor of alcohol and Malone was arrested for DUI after refusing a field sobriety test. It was after that point, during a search, that 1.3 grams of cocaine was discovered in Malone's back pocket.
Saturday afternoon NHL League Deputy Bill Daly issued a statement as well:
"Under the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program, Mr. Malone is subject to mandatory evaluation and, if deemed necessary by the Program Doctors, treatment pursuant to the terms of that Program. His future playing status, both in the near team and during the Playoffs, will be determined in accordance the terms of our SABH Program."