Blue Jackets put Methot on IR, recall Picard

Dec 27, 2009 - 7:10 PM COLUMBUS, Ohio(AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defenseman 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 (muh-THOHT') 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.

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

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