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Marc Methot | Defenseman

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
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Senators general manager Bryan Murray is happy about Marc Methot’s extension, partly because he didn’t have to go to five or six years.
Methot signed a four-year, $19.6 million extension Monday. "We didn’t want to go that term," Murray said. "The big thing was that Marc really wanted to stay in Ottawa, there’s no question about that. He got close to the number he thought he realistically thought he could get anyway." Murray acknowledged that he had to bump up the salary a bit since Methot didn’t get the term he wanted. Feb 17 - 10:12 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Marc Methot has signed a four-year extension with the Ottawa Senators worth $19.6 million.

His new deal has an average annual value of $4.9 million and it has a modified 10-team no trade clause. You can scratch Methot's name off the trade market now. He would've been dealt had the two sides not been able to come to terms on a contract. Methot has been limited to 17 games this season due to injury, but the Ottawa native plays regularly with Erik Karlsson when he's healthy.
Feb 16 - 10:09 AM

The Senators are optimistic they will be able to re-sign Marc Methot, according to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox and Elliotte Friedman of HNIC.

Cox says that talks are "ongoing" and that it "sounds as though there’s lots of optimism." If Ottawa can’t reach an agreement with the 29-year-old, expect him to be moved. Methot has five points in 17 games this season.
Feb 14 - 9:30 PM

If his Ottawa teammates have anything to say about it, soon-to-be free agent Marc Methot will not be traded.

To a man, the Sens' players don't want to see Methot dealt with the trade deadline looming. "He's a big part of our team," said Erik Karlsson. "Guys like him, even though he doesn't put up tons of points every year ... he's important to have. He's a veteran and he plays hard every night. Obviously he's a major key to my success as well. We've been playing together for a while, and been playing really good with him. Obviously if he goes for whatever reason, it's going to hurt not only the team but me as well." For those of you who own and strongly rely on Karlsson, cross your fingers and hope Methot stays in Ottawa.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Feb 14 - 11:33 AM

Time is running out to sign Marc Methot to an extension.

If he doesn't get a new deal then he could be traded before the deadline on March 2nd. "I hope it settles quick," Methot said. "And I'd be lying to you if I said I wasn't thinking about it every single day. This kind of stuff is hard to ignore, the potential of being moved is obviously real at this point. It's no secret that I want to stay here. At this point, I'm leaving it all to my agent and the team to settle it."
Feb 11 - 10:33 AM

Marc Methot had an unexpectedly productive Saturday as he generated three assists in the Ottawa Senators' 7-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes.

To give you an idea of how random that trio of helpers was, he only had two points in 2014-15 coming into this game against the Coyotes. If that doesn't state the obvious for you, it's clear this is an aberration.
Jan 31 - 6:08 PM

Marc Methot's name has been added to the trade rumor mill by Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray, but only if Methot's not extended soon.

"If we can compromise a little bit each way we can get it done," Murray said of negotiations with Methot. "If we don’t, it will be difficult." Methot, still just 29 years old, is coming off a four year $12M deal he signed with Columbus in 2012 and has been limited to only nine games this year due to injuries. He's set to become a UFA this summer if he doesn't sign a new deal first.
Jan 22 - 10:26 PM

Marc Methot will be back in the lineup on Thursday when Ottawa visits Colorado.

He has been dealing with a lingering back/butt/hip issue that has limited him to two games this season. Methot hasn't played since Dec. 6, so he could be eased into the lineup. He's a regular defense partner of Erik Karlsson, so it won't be long before he is back on that pairing if he doesn't start the contest there.
Jan 8 - 2:40 PM

There is still no timetable for when Marc Methot will return to the lineup.

He played one game for Binghamton on a conditioning stint before returning to the big club, where he will continue to work on his rehab. "The goal to go there was just to see how (the undisclosed backside injury) held up in a game, and that I could get through a game and not come back too soon and have to leave halfway through an actual NHL game," said Methot. "I got what I needed. Bingo wasn't skating on Sunday and they aren't skating Tuesday, so it was better to come back here and skate with the team and get back into some NHL practices." He will travel with the team, but he won't play Tuesday. Methot still has to work on his conditioning and contact before he can be cleared to return to the lineup.
Jan 6 - 9:47 AM

Marc Methot (back) has finished his AHL conditioning stint.

Methot has been limited to just two NHL games this season, so that's why the Senators wanted him to shake off some of the rust in the minors. Ottawa reassigned defenseman Chris Wideman to the AHL in a related move.
Jan 5 - 12:20 PM

The Senators are hoping that Marc Methot does not need longer than a week in the AHL to get into game shape.

Methot was assigned to Binghamton on a conditioning stint on Friday and will play at least three games for the Baby Sens. The veteran defenseman has been battling back woes all season long that have kept him from playing in all but two games. We would hold off any moves involving Methot until we see him healthy for a game or two at the NHL level.
Jan 3 - 11:15 AM

Marc Methot (back) has been sent to the minors for a conditioning stint.

Methot hasn't played since Dec. 6 and has been limited to just two contests in 2014-15. He had six goals and 23 points in 75 contests in 2013-14.
Jan 2 - 12:11 PM

Marc Methot (back) practiced with the team on Wednesday for the first time since Dec. 6.

"It's much better now, there's no question," Methot said. "There's a lot more jump in my step and way less hesitation. I just feel more comfortable and I'm in a better mood because of it when I'm out there on the ice." He has played in just two games this season because of a lingering back/butt/hip issue. Methot may go down to the minors for a conditioning stint before getting back into Ottawa's lineup, but he still has to get clearance in order to do that.
Jan 1 - 10:15 AM

With no return date scheduled, it is possible that Marc Methot's injury could sideline him for the rest of the season.

Back injuries are tricky and Methot's two-game comeback did not prove to be sustainable. It seems to some degree Methot may be back at the beginning of his recovery. We hope that is not the case but with backs prolonged recovery periods are usually necessary.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 10:47:00 AM

The Ottawa Senators have place Marc Methot on injured reserve because of a back injury.

Methot has missed all but two games with the injury. There is no timetable for his return. He is an important part of Ottawa's defense, but he isn't as valuable in standard fantasy leagues.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 01:28:00 PM

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2Mika Zibanejad
3David Legwand
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Jean-Gabriel Pageau
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Mike Hoffman
3Milan Michalek
4Colin Greening
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Alex Chiasson
4Chris Neil
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Cody Ceci
5Chris Phillips
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gryba
8Mark Borowiecki
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner
3Andrew Hammond