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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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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

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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

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.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 11:18:00 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.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 06:23:00 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.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 06:29:00 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
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 06:23:00 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.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 12:53:00 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.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 08:14:00 AM

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C1Kyle Turris
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3David Legwand
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Jean-Gabriel Pageau
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Mike Hoffman
3Milan Michalek
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