Marc Methot bit his tongue and chose his words carefully.
The Senators' defenceman wasn't happy with sitting out Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Washington Capitals and had a hard time hiding his anger Wednesday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Coach Paul MacLean told reporters Tuesday Methot was out because of a minor injury he suffered in practice Monday. Methot didn't think the injury was serious enough to keep him from playing.
"Yeah, I thought, there was an injury in practice. It turned out to be nothing really," said Methot. "I felt really good (Tuesday) and I felt really good (Wednesday)."
Asked if he was good to go vs. the Bolts Thursday, Methot responded: "Yup."
Methot said not playing against the Caps was a surprise.
"A little bit. I was a little caught off. I felt really good in the morning. It's their decision and I have to deal with it," said Methot.
Methot left the ice early at the Verizon Center Tuesday morning, but was summoned back to skate with scratches Joe Corvo a...