Blue Jackets trade Methot to Senators for Foligno
Foligno, a restricted free agent, is coming off a season in which he set career highs in assists (32), points (42) and penalty minutes (124).
The trade for Foligno underscores general manager Scott Howson's belief that he has reinforced the defense through trades that brought blue-liner Jack Johnson and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and now must focus on adding scoring.
Methot was considered one of Columbus' top defenseman since joining the team in 2006-07. He had seven goals and 44 assists along with 208 penalty minutes in 275 career games with the club.
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