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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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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. Dec 14 - 1:28 PM

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Marc Methot is listed as doubtful for Saturday afternoon's game against Boston.

He missed Thursday's game with ongoing back problems and couldn't get through Friday's practice. Look for Patrick Wiercioch to dress against Boston in Methot's place Saturday afternoon.
Dec 13 - 11:18 AM

Marc Methot (back/hip) isn't expected to play Thursday.

He has played two games since returning to the lineup, but he's apparently still experiencing some difficulties. Methot is considered to be day-to-day.
Dec 11 - 6:23 PM

Marc Methot will make his regular season debut on Thursday against the New York Islanders.

Methot has missed the first two plus months of the season with a back injury. The 29-year-old had 23 points in 75 games last season. He is a vital part of Ottawa's defense group. He isn't the most gifted defenseman in terms of putting up offensive numbers, but he does bring grit and character to the Senators' lineup.
Dec 4 - 6:29 PM

Marc Methot's presence in the lineup Thursday will be a game-time decision.

He will participate in the pregame warmup, but it isn't clear if he'll play against the Islanders. Methot hasn't played yet this season because of a backside injury, so if he does suit up then it will mark his season debut.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Dec 4 - 6:23 PM

Marc Methot (back) won't be available on Tuesday.

Methot hasn't made his season debut yet, but he is getting close to that day. He had six goals and 23 points in 75 contests in 2013-14.
Dec 2 - 12:53 PM

Coach Paul MacLean said he's waiting for Marc Methot to tell him when he's ready to return from a backside injury.

"It's going to be our call at the end of the day," MacLean clarified. "I'm hoping (it's soon), like everyone else. We want him to play right away." Methot is still waiting to make his season debut and it isn't believed to be much further away.
Dec 2 - 8:14 AM

Marc Methot (back/hip) may be back in the lineup soon, but there's no timetable in place.

"For me, still, the word is patience," coach Paul MacLean said. "The positive thing is he's gone consecutive days (in practice) where nothing has happened to set him back." Methot hasn't played yet this season because of a backside injury and the Senators will have to demote someone to get him on the roster.
Nov 28 - 9:30 AM

Marc Methot (back/hip) skated alongside Erik Karlsson during Monday's practice.

Assistant GM Pierre Dorion said Methot was listed as "day-to-day" and his return to the lineup will probably come once his conditioning improves. There's a chance that he could go to the minors first to get a game or two under his belt. Methot hasn't played in the regular season yet because of a backside injury.
Nov 18 - 9:22 AM

The Senators haven’t talked about an extension with defenseman Marc Methot "in the last three weeks," reports TSN’s Darren Dreger.

Methot remains out with a back/hip injury, but he did practice for the third straight day on Friday. The veteran is in the last year of a four-year, $12 million contract and would be a popular addition if the Senators officially put him on the block. Dreger says the Ducks, Red Wings, Oilers and Panthers have interest at this point.
Source: TSN.ca
Nov 15 - 9:11 PM

Although Marc Methot continues to progress in his recovery from a back/hip injury, there is no timetable yet for his return to action.

The good news is that Methot participated in his third straight practice Friday. The bad news is that there is no talk about when he will return to the Sens' lineup. When he does suit up it will likely be beside his old defense partner, Erik Karlsson. Of course, Methot, who will become a UFA on July 1st, could be traded if he can't iron out a contract extension with the Sens. Both the Ducks and Wings are said to be interested in Methot's services.
Nov 15 - 10:52 AM

Marc Methot (back) skated a little before practice on Monday.

"He had some public skating ... just a touch," said coach Paul MacLean. "That's improvement. How close he is to practicing is still to be determined, but he did go for a skate." Methot has been dealing with a back/hip injury since the start of camp and he wasn't able to play in any preseason games as a result. His return to the lineup is still a long way away.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Oct 21 - 10:06 AM

Senators' head coach Paul MacLean told reporters that Marc Methot is not closer to making a return to Ottawa's lineup because of a back injury.

Methot hasn't skated since the Senators left for their three-game road trip. "It's been evaluated and re-evaluated already. The doctors see him regularly to see if anything more has to be done or what actually has to be done," MacLean said. "He's doing rehab. He's doing whatever the therapists are telling him to do but nothing more than that."
Source: Ottawa Sun
Oct 12 - 10:01 AM

Marc Methot (back) won't take part in the Senators' season-opening three-game road trip.

Methot will start the season on the injured reserve list. He's making progress, but it's not clear when he'll be available.
Oct 7 - 12:37 PM

Marc Methot (back) has been placed on injured reserve.

He was out of action for most of training camp due to a back injury and is poised to miss the beginning of the regular season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Oct 6 - 1:16 PM

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