Rumblings: Senators meeting with Marc Methot's agent

Marc Methot would be a prime target at the trade deadline should the Senators not re-sign him. AP Photo/Matt Slocum

The tentative plan in Ottawa is for Senators management to meet with Marc Methot's agent, Mike Liut, later this week.

At that point, it’s expected both sides will communicate exactly where they’re willing to go on an extension.

The Senators need to figure this out soon because if they can’t sign him -- and their preference is very much to sign him -- they need time to start trade talks.

Methot, a 6-foot-3, left-handed top defenseman, would be a prime trade target ahead of the March 2 deadline.