Breaking: Setback for Methot?

Not what Stars fans want to hear...

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There seemed to be good news yesterday when it was first reported that Dallas Stars defenseman Marc Methot, who, according to head coach Ken Hitchcock, skated on his own before Tuesday's optional morning practice session and could have returned to action as soon as Saturday against the Nashville Predators.

Not so fast anymore. 

Methot, who has been sidelined with a knee injury, is now not expected to be back before the Christmas break. 


In 15 games this season with Dallas, the former Ottawa Senators blue liner has yet to record his name on the scoresheet. 

Let's hope the Christmas holiday helps, and Methot is back sooner than later.