Sens’ MacArthur, Methot battled hip injuries in series vs. Habs

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Marc Methot and Clarke MacArthur were among the Sens battling injuries in their first round loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

According to hockey insider Pierre LeBrun, both played through hip flexor injuries during the six-game series.

MacArthur missed the second half of Game 5 with the injury. He told reporters on Sunday morning that he had “hyper-extended” his “lower body injury” in Ottawa’s 5-1 win.

The 30-year-old had two goals in the six games while registering a minus-2 rating in the series.

Methot actually averaged more ice time per game in the six games than he did during the regular season. The 29-year-old had a minus-1 rating in the series while averaging 23:48 in ice time. Methot averaged 22:40 in ice time in 45 regular season games.

MacArthur and Methot’s injuries are in addition to the microfracture Mark Stone suffered in his right wrist in Game 1 of the series.

Ottawa will hold its season-ending media availability on Tuesday at which time further injury information is likely to be revealed.