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Marc Methot | Defenseman

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 231
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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. Oct 21 - 10:06 AM
Source: Ottawa Sun

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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

Senators’ head coach Paul MacLean says the team will be patient with defenseman Marc Methot’s injured back.

The Senators have slowed down Methot’s on-ice workouts because his back injury hasn’t improved. "We need to take a deep breath, said MacLean. "We’re going to have some patience with him now and he’s not going to skate until we feel he’s ready to go." It doesn’t look like Methot will be healthy for the start of the regular season.
Oct 4 - 9:34 AM

Marc Methot (back) was kept off the ice Friday.

It's not clear when Methot will be back on the ice. He's been sidelined for the majority of Ottawa's training camp and we wouldn't count on him being ready for the start of the regular season.
Oct 3 - 12:21 PM

Marc Methot continues to be sidelined with a back injury.

Methot has missed most of training camp with the injury. The Senators aren’t sure when Methot will be back but they feel he just needs to rest. "At this point, it’s rest," said MacLean. "Gerry (Townend, trainer) and the doctors are looking into whether anything else needs to be done, but right now they feel what he needs are rest and treatment."
Sep 28 - 9:54 AM

Marc Methot will sit out of Wednesday's preseason game due to an undisclosed injury.

The severity of Methot's injury isn't known, but it's being labeled as reoccurring, which is troubling. He had six goals and 23 points in 75 games in 2013-14.
Sep 24 - 12:28 PM

Marc Methot, who is involved in what are becoming nasty contract negotiations, started training camp paired with superstar Erik Karlsson.

Methot is seeking a contract extension and things have turned a bit ugly with the Sens. That said, Methot is a steadying influence on Karlsson who despite all his talent offensively still has defensive lapses. It should be interesting to see if Methot can iron out his contract issues with the Ottawa brass so he can give his undivided attention to mentoring Karlsson defensively.
Sep 20 - 11:33 AM

Marc Methot's lips are sealed when talking about his on-going contract extension negotiations.

"I'd like to think we're getting closer but other than that I can't really elaborate any more," he told Bruce Garrioch. "The way things happen is purely business. It's a negotiation. I'm just here to play hockey."
Sep 19 - 11:37 PM

Senators assistant GM Pierre Dorion denied a report that said the team was only $300,000 apart in negotiations with Marc Methot on a long-term contract.

He told TSN 1200 that "the information within that article is totally false and there's no other way to put it." Dorion added: "First of all, it's disappointing. I've been with the team for eight years and I don't know if I've ever been more disappointed about anything that has been written." Agent Larry Kelly stands by his numbers that they lowered their asking price to $5 million per season, while the Senators raised their offer to an average of $4.7 million per season. Dorion was troubled by the belief that the Senators don't want Methot around and he criticized Kelly for the situation. The Ottawa blueliner has one season left on his current contract and he could be traded if something can't be worked out.
Sep 17 - 6:12 PM

Marc Methot and the Ottawa Senators are reportedly at a $300,000 gap in price and while that seems manageable, the defenseman fears that it is just an excuse to not get a deal done.

"It's at the stage where I'm really not comfortable that the team wants to do anything (on a new deal)," said a disappointed Methot on Tuesday. Methot is entering the final year of a contract that has a $3 Million cap hit and pays him a $3.75 Million salary. His agent Larry Kelly has said they were originally going for a five year deal worth $5.5 Million per but has since given a home town discount. Senators GM Bob Murray has said they would rather trade him than lose him in free agency. It seems the Senators think a lot less of the vet despite his attempts to reach an agreement in his home town. Methot is not much of a fantasy option unless you are in very deep leagues.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sep 16 - 11:26 PM

No progress has been made in contract talks between the Senators and defenseman Marc Methot, as the 29 year-old seeks a big extension as he enters the final year of his deal.

Methot is currently making $3 million annually with one year remaining on his four year deal. The 6'3, 222 pound veteran is believed to be looking at an extension in the neighborhood of Brooks Orpik's five-year, $5.5 million pact with the Washington Capitals. The Senators have no problem with the term, but are hesitant to shell out that much money for the veteran. Methot's name could arise on the trading block should a deal not be made during the course of the season.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sep 7 - 2:57 PM

Senators assistant GM Pierre Dorion is confident that the team will get a deal done with Marc Methot at some point.

He said that the two sides are still talking. Methot can become an unrestricted free agent at the of the 2014-15 season. He's set to earn $3.75 million this year, but his contract has an annual average value of $3 million.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Aug 26 - 3:21 PM

The Ottawa Sun's Don Brennan thinks the Senators should sign Marc Methot to an extension and name him captain.

Methot is already recognized as a leader on the team and has plenty of other intangibles that would make him a good choice to wear the "C." He can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2014-15 campaign, but the Senators would prefer to keep him around and he's open to staying. "I do love being an Ottawa Senator, because I grew up here watching the team," he said. "It's an honor to be able to play in your home city. It's a privilege." However, he admitted that the prospect of testing free agency is intriguing because he's never experienced it before.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Aug 22 - 11:35 AM

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