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Coach Paul MacLean said Methot wouldn't play in either of the Sens' exhibitions Wednesday due to a "re-occurring injury," Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

MacLean didn't offer any insight into the exact nature of Methot's injury, but the ailment is believed to be minor. Look for Methot to take it easy the next couple of days before rejoining the Senators in full. Methot is slated to open the season on a pair with Erik Karlsson, where he'll be expected to shoulder most of the defense burden of the duo.

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Methot's agent Larry Kelly has not had any discussions with the Senators regarding a contract extension in the past two weeks, and no meetings are currently scheduled, the Ottawa Sun reports. He is currently making $3 million but is looking for a five-year, $27.5 million deal, similar to the one Brooks Orpik got from the Capitals this summer.

Coming off a career year, Methot is trying to parlay his best season into a pay raise. He played in a career-high 75 games last season, recording six goals and 17 assists, also career highs. If the two sides can't come to an agreement soon, it'll be interesting to see if Methot shows up to camp in two weeks or decides to hold out.

Marc Methot D OTT 2 Months

The Senators want to sign Methot to a long-term deal before his contract ends next summer, but talks between the two sides have stalled, according to the Ottawa Citizen. Methot has served as Erik Karlsson's defense partner over the last two seasons when the latter has been healthy.

He's earning $3.75 million, but it appears he's asking for Brooks Orpik or Matt Carle kind of money. Orpik inked a five-year, $27.5 million contract with Washington this summer and Carle is going into year two of his six-year, $33 million deal with Tampa Bay. That's steep money for a team that currently sits 28th in payroll and is always rumored to be in money problems. Methot may get traded if the team cannot come to terms with him soon. The Sens are all about leveraging assets right now and he'd be attractive to most other teams as a defensive rudder.

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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.

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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 8 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.

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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 8 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 8 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 8 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.