Monday February 16th, 2015

The Ottawa Senators and defenseman Marc Methot agreed to a four-year, $19.6 million contract extension, the team announced Monday.

Methot will receive $4.9 million in each of the four seasons of the contract. The Senators said the deal included a modified 10-team no-trade clause and that they were were prepared to trade him if a deal was not struck before the March 2 trading deadline.

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In nine NHL seasons, Methot has 15 goals and 90 points in 414 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Senators.

This season, the 29-year-old has no goals and five assists for Ottawa and has missed significant time with lower back and hip injuries.

The Senators (22-22-10) are currently sixth in the Atlantic Division.

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