Blue Jackets put defenceman Methot on injured list, recall forward Picard

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defenceman Marc Methot on the injured list and recalled forward Alexandre Picard from Syracuse of the AHL.

General manager Scott Howson announced the moves on Sunday. Methot is expected to miss at least one week.

Picard has nine goals and 10 assists in 27 games with Syracuse this season. Columbus’ first pick and eighth overall in the 2004 draft was scoreless in his only appearance with the Blue Jackets this season.

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Methot has a goal and three assists in 31 games with the Blue Jackets this season.