The Columbus Blue Jackets attempted to address their need for offense on Sunday by acquiring forward Nick Foligno from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Marc Methot, according to TSN and Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.
Foligno, a former first-round pick by the Senators back in 2006, is coming off a 15-goal, 47-point performance during the 2011-12 season.
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He is currently a restricted free agent so the Blue Jackets will still have to come to terms with him on a contract. His previous deal paid him a cap hit of $1.2 million per season in Ottawa.
For the Senators they get the 26-year-old Methot, who has spent parts of six seasons with the Blue Jackets after being selected in the sixth round of the 2003 draft. The Senators had an opening on their blue line on Sunday after free agent Filip Kuba tested the open market and came to a two-year, $4 million agreement with the Florida Panthers.
Kuba spent most of last season as the partner for Norris Trophy winning defenseman Erik Karlsson.
Methot isn't going to provide much offense and has scored just seven goals to go with 44 assists in 275 career games.