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Methot claimed an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

Finally healthy after missing most of the season with back issues, Methot has settled in on the Sens' top defensive pairing with Erik Karlsson. While there, he's played his usual stay-at-home role, as he's produced just two points and seven shots on goal in his nine games. Most of his contributions will likely come in the form of hits and blocked shots.

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Coach Dave Cameron said that Methot (back) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Avalanche.

With Methot experiencing no setbacks with his persistent back injury following his recently-completed conditioning assignment in the minors, he'll draw in for just his third appearance of the season. His shutdown abilities on the blue line have been missed by the Senators, but Methot hasn't ingratiated himself with fantasy players over his career due to his lack of offensive ability.

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Methot (back) has returned from a conditioning assignement and will practice with the Senators on Monday.

Methot reported to AHL Binghamton on Friday to start a conditioning assignment, and apparently the results were pleasing. He has played in just two games with the Senators this season due to back issues, but could be in line to return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday against the Flyers.

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Methot (back) will report to AHL Binghamton on Friday to begin a conditioning assignment, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Methot will play for Binghamton in Saturday's game before the team determines his next step. The blueliner has been limited to just two games this season, as the back issues have been bothering him since training camp.

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Coach Dave Cameron said Friday that Methot re-aggravated his back injury and is without a timetable for a return, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 reports.

This wasn't unexpected news after the Senators returned Methot to injured reserve Monday, just over a week after he made his season debut. Methot missed over two months with the back injury the first time around, so it wouldn't be a major surprise if an absence of a similar length of time is in store for the blueliner again.

Marc Methot D OTT 1 Month

Methot (back) was placed back on injured reserve and is considered out indefinitely, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Methot made his season debut just over a week earlier after he was slow to progress from a recurring back injury that bothered him in training camp, and he lasted just two games before suffering a setback. Given how much time he missed the first time around due to the back injury, it wouldn't be overly surprising if another long absence is in store for the blueliner.

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Methot (back) is expected to sit out Saturday's game against the Senators, Steve Lloyd of TSN 1200 reports.

Methot's lack of involvement at Friday's practice makes it unlikely that he suits up Saturday, as 1:00 p.m. ET start time won't afford him the opportunity to show the coaching staff he's healthy with no morning skate scheduled. Chris Phillips will likely assume his spot on the top defensive pairing once again.

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Methot (back) will not play Thursday against the Kings, TSN's Brent Wallace reports.

Methot took part in Thursday's morning skate, but he is still experiencing soreness in his back, so he will not play Thursday night as he was expected to. Methot's next opportunity to play will come Saturday in Boston.

Marc Methot D OTT 2 Months

Methot (back) is expected to play Thursday versus the Kings, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 reports.

After returning from IR last Thursday, Methot suited up for two games before taking off Sunday's tilt with the Canucks. The defenseman suggested the rest was more for maintenance purposes after the Senators had played three games in four days. With three days off to prepare for Thursday's tilt, Methot should be refreshed and ready to go.

Marc Methot D OTT 2 Months

Methot (back) will not play Sunday against the Canucks.

Methot returned from the injured reserve Thursday but apparently needs some time off the ice as to not risk further injury to his back. Jared Cowen is expected to take his place in the lineup.