TSN reports Ryan Malone has decided to test the free agent waters.
In response to a question from a Pittsburgh television station, Malone text-messaged "It’s UFA for sure."
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John Tavares, touted to be the top pick of the 2009 draft, has signed to be represented by the hockey wing of the Creative Artists Agency, which also has Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews.
Tavares’s agent is Pat Brisson, who also represents Mark Streit.