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Methot registered two assists and went plus-3 in Saturday's win over the Maple Leafs.

Methot has now compiled a plus-6 rating over his last two games, vaulting him up to plus-17 for the season. The blueliner's return in January from a back injury has fortunately coincided with the Senators' vastly improved play since that time, which explains the impressive plus/minus mark. He should continue to be an asset in that category, but the point production figures to remain more scarce, as he typically plays more of a shutdown role to complement Erik Karlsson's free-roaming, puck-moving game.

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Methot scored a goal, added an assist and went plus-3 in Thursday's victory over Montreal.

A rare offensive outburst for the blueliner, who still has only eight points in 29 games this season -- but he has gone plus-12, and he offers some value in leagues that count hits and blocks.

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Methot has agreed to a four-year extension with the Senators. According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, the deal has an AAV of $4.9 million.The contract also includes a modified 10-team no-trade clause, per the organization. Methot's contributions generally come in the defensive zone, as he's chipped in 28 points over 92 games since the start of last season.

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Methot gathered three helpers and two PIM in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Coyotes.

Methot was largely at fault for the Sens falling into an early 1-0 hole, as he failed to catch a puck in midair that Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek scooped up for the score. However, Methot more than atoned for his error, tying his career high for points in a game while finishing as the leading scorer on the afternoon. The three-assist more than doubled Methot's point production from the other 10 games he's played this season.

Marc Methot D OTT 2 Months

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.

Marc Methot D OTT 3 Months

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.

Marc Methot D OTT 3 Months

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.

Marc Methot D OTT 3 Months

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 3 Months

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.