Marc Methot D OTT 3 Months

Marc Methot suffered an injury while getting ready for the 2014 World Championships.

Methot will miss the tournament for "precautionary reasons." There's no official word on what his injury was, but he reportedly experienced back soreness. Given that his top priority is obviously the Senators, it's not surprising that he would be shutdown rather than attempting to play through it.

Marc Methot D OTT 3 Months

Marc Methot has accepted an invite to play for Canada at the upcoming World Hockey Championships.

It is sort of a consolation prize for players who are not with teams in the playoffs. In the coming days we will be hearing of additional invites for the Tournament in Belarus set to take place in May.

Marc Methot D OTT 6 Months

Marc Methot set a new career high with his fifth goal in Thursday's match-up versus Tampa Bay.

He scored into an empty cage after Lightning rookie Nikita Kucherov accidentally injured number one goaltender Ben Bishop. Methot has 16 points in 47 games this campaign, which is one away from matching his previous personal best.

Marc Methot D OTT 6 Months

Marc Methot will be in the Senators' liineup Saturday afternoon against the Hurricanes.

He was a healthy scratch in the Sens' last two games and will have something to prove against Carolina. That said, Methot is not exactly an offensive dynamo.

Marc Methot D OTT 6 Months

Marc Methot will be a healthy scratch Thursday.

"I love playing here and I want to be a part of this team," said a disappointed but seemingly understanding Methot. "Obviously when it comes down to a decision like that I've got respect it. The team played very well in Washington and whenever they need me to play I will be ready." Methot, who has been dealing with a minor injury, felt good enough to play Tuesday, but he was put in the press box for that game as well.

Marc Methot D OTT 6 Months

Marc Methot was surprised to be scratched Tuesday because he felt healthy enough to play despite having what is believed to be a minor hip injury.

"I was a little bit caught off (guard)," he said Wednesday. "I felt really good in the morning and it was their decision and I have to deal with that." He skated with Joe Corvo, who was a healthy scratch against Washington as well, during Wednesday's session. He could be back in the lineup on Thursday, though.

Marc Methot D OTT 6 Months

Marc Methot (undisclosed) will not play on Tuesday.

Methot's injury is believed to be minor, so he might be back on Thursday. He has four goals and 14 points in 44 games in 2013-14.

Marc Methot D OTT 6 Months

Marc Methot scored Ottawa's only goal in a 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers Saturday afternoon.

His fourth marker of the year opened the scoring in the match and it was assisted by Cody Ceci and Milan Michalek. Methot also finished the game with three shots, three hits and two blocks.

Marc Methot D OTT 7 Months

Marc Methot scored as many goals on Saturday (two) as he had coming into today's game on the season.

It wasn't enough for the Ottawa Senators, who lost to the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 in OT. Methot now has 10 points in 33 games on the season, so he doesn't have no-brainer numbers. He did get more than five minutes of power-play time, however.

Marc Methot D OTT 7 Months

Marc Methot will get back into the lineup Thursday night.

He missed four games while recovering from the flu. Methot probably could've returned earlier, but the Senators were reluctant to make changes to their lineup. He will dress now and Patrick Wiercioch will sit. Methot has seven points and 88 hits in 31 contests.