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Whoa, Ryan Malone gets tryout with Wild

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: Ryan Malone #24 of the New York Rangers takes a drink prior to playing in his first game as a New York Rangers against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden on October 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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NHL teams hand out PTO invites for training camp to some unlikely candidates, but the Minnesota Wild might just take the cake.

The Wild raised some eyebrows by handing Ryan Malone a tryout offer.

Malone, 37, hasn’t seen NHL action since 2014-15. That run was even limited, as he only played six regular-season games with the New York Rangers before spending most of his time in the AHL.

Even then, Malone was something of a reclamation project after experiencing personal issues toward the end of his run with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

It sounds like he’s a significant long shot to make the big club, even by PTO standards.

If nothing else, there’s an answer to the question “Whatever happened to Ryan Malone?”