Martin Erat RUMORS & NEWS

  • Capitals trade disgruntled Erat to Coyotes for Klesla, Brown

    TSN "The Capitals traded Erat and forward John Mitchell to the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday in exchange for defenceman Rostislav Klesla, forward Chris Brown and a fourth round draft choice in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. In 53 games with the Capitals this season, Erat scored one goal and added 23..." March 04

  • Martin Erat still wants the Capitals to trade him

    Washington Post "As the Capitals prepare to kick off the final stretch of the regular season, they’re only a week away from the NHL’s trade deadline at 3 p.m. on March 5. While it’s unknown precisely what moves General Manager George McPhee will or won’t make by that time, there is one player who remains looking..." February 27

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    Zdenek Janda @zdenek_janda

    It´s official. F Martin Erat @washcaps will replace Vladimir Sobotka on the Czech team for Sochi.

  • Capitals Martin Erat still waiting for trade

    Washington Post "It’s been nearly a month since he went public with his trade request, but Martin Erat remains a Washington Capital. And now that the NHL’s holiday roster freeze is in effect, the veteran winger is guaranteed to stay through 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 28 at least. Nothing has changed for Erat over these..." December 21

  • McPhee: ‘No regrets’ about acquiring Erat, will look to make trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "George McPhee has heard Martin Erat’s trade demands, and he’s going to try and meet them. That was the story out of Washington on Monday as the Caps GM addressed media following Erat’s announcement that he wants out of the nation’s capital less than 10 months after being acquired from..." November 25

  • Caps' Martin Erat wants trade: 'Time for me to move on'

    CBS Sports "Less than half a season after demanding a trade out of Nashville, forward Martin Erat has asked for another trade, this time from the Washington Capitals. A report surfaced out of the Czech Republic about Erat venting his frustration with washington and asking for a trade. He didn't shy away..." November 25

  • Erat gets shot with Ovechkin, Backstrom

    CSN Washington "Marty Erat’s smile on Monday should have told the story. After practicing with the fourth line, the veteran left wing was asked Monday if he was frustrated about being pulled from the top line after back-to-back wins. “We’ll see tomorrow,” Erat said with a grin. Tomorrow came and Erat was..." November 05

  • Laich, Erat will not play for Capitals in Game 7 "Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates said there may be one change to his lineup for Game 7 Monday night at Verizon Center, but he did not disclose what it would be. "We're waiting to see," Oates said. However, Oates did confirm that injured forwards Brooks Laich and Martin Erat will not..." May 13

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    Katie Carrera @kcarrera

    No additional update on Erat from Oates, who wouldn’t discuss MRI results. Erat feeling better but won’t play in Game 5.

  • Capitals' Erat suffers upper-body injury "Following his team's 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series, Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates revealed that wing Martin Erat was dealing with an upper-body injury and would be reevaluated on Thursday prior to Game 5 on Friday in..." May 09

  • Martin Erat acquisition at deadline gave Capitals a lift

    Washington Times "In the weeks leading up to the trade deadline, Mike Ribeiro didn’t know where he’d finish the season. By the morning of April 3, the Washington Capitals were within two points of first place and the veteran center was able to relax. Several hours later, the Caps didn’t just hold on to Ribeiro..." April 24

  • Martin Erat will return to Capitals’ lineup against Lightning

    Washington Post "After missing the past three games with an injured left leg, Martin Erat will return to the Capitals’ lineup Saturday night at Verizon Center against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Erat, 31, suffered the injury on April 6 at Florida when Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson delivered a late hit from..." April 13

  • Capitals acquire Martin Erat from Nashville

    Washington Post "In a late-day move, the Capitals traded top prospect Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators for veteran winger Martin Erat and a minor league prospect. Erat, 31, has two years remaining on his current contract with a salary cap hit of $4.5 million per season and had to waive a no-movement..." April 04

  • Capitals acquire Martin Erat from Nashville

    Washington Post "In a late-day trade, the Capitals have traded top prospect Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators for veteran winger Martin Erat and American Hockey League center Michael Latta. Erat, 31, has two years remaining on his current contract with a salary cap hit of $4.5 million per season. Although..." April 03

  • Martin Erat draws crowd, makes winning pass for Nashville Predators

    Tennessean "The subtleties of Martin Erat's game sometimes make him unnoticeable on the ice. So it was somewhat odd when the Predators forward drew a Red Wings quartet of Nicklas Lidstrom, Ian White, Jiri Hudler and goaltender Jimmy Howard on a rush in the third period. Erat saw the crowd — as well as..." April 18

  • Nashville Predators' Martin Erat having breakout season

    Tennessean "At the morning skate before the Predators played Ottawa on Feb. 9, a reporter asked Senators Coach Paul MacLean about the scoring balance up and down Nashville's lineup. He did not hesitate. "Martin Erat is an exceptional player for them," MacLean said. "He doesn't get an awful lot of..." April 05

  • Predators 3, Blue Jackets 0: Erat, Rinne are too much

    Columbus Dispatch "Nashville Predators winger Martin Erat usually looks like an All-Star against the Blue Jackets. Goaltender Pekka Rinne is one of the NHL's best, but he looks even bigger, more rubbery, against the Jackets. So it was last night at Nationwide Arena. Erat had a goal and an assist against his..." January 20

  • Erat continues scoring surge as Predators top Columbus again

    Nashville City Paper "Martin Erat had a goal and an assist as the Nashville Predators continued their mastery of the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 3-0 victory Thursday at Columbus. The teams conclude their six-game season series Monday at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville has earned nine of a possible 10 points in the..." January 20

  • Failed breakaway shot helps Martin Erat score winner

    Tennessean "Martin Erat's shootout move didn't come from a scouting tape. The coaching staff also didn't tell Erat to shoot high on Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak's glove side. Instead, Erat's choice to fire the puck over Halak's mitt came from a gut feeling. "I've been in this league a long time and I..." December 31

  • Predators turn to Erat for offense in victory

    Tennessean "Forward Martin Erat has a pretty simple reason for why he has been able to bury most of his scoring chances the past two games. "That's what we get paid for," Erat said with an aw-shucks demeanor. The Predators forward was again a catalyst for Nashville, with two goals in a 4-1 victory over..." November 18

  • Erat equals offense as Predators cruise past Toronto

    Nashville City Paper "Martin Erat's surname qualifies as an anagram. Rearrange the four letters, for example, to spell the word 'tear.' Often that sort of thing is a novelty. In this case, it seems appropriate. The 30-year-old forward recorded his second straight multi-point game and continued what qualifies —..." November 18

  • Erat feels healthy, thankful for opportunity to return to playoffs

    Nashville City Paper "For Martin Erat, the worst is behind him. He hopes that's not the case with the best as well. Erat watched the last two games of the Nashville Predators' Western Conference quarterfinal series — both victories — as Nashville made its way to the conference semifinals for the first time in..." April 27

  • Ducks injure Martin Erat

    Tennessean "Martin Erat had been battered and beaten this series. The Ducks turned several of his front teeth into Chiclets in Game 2, but the forward came back and played. In Game 4, the Ducks may have given Erat one punch too many. At around the 16-minute mark of the second period, Anaheim's Jarkko..." April 21

  • Erat looks forward, not back

    Tennessean "It has been almost a year since Game 5 of the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs ended for Predators forward Martin Erat. It's still unclear whether memories linger of his giveaway in Chicago's zone that led to Patrick Kane's game-tying goal with 13.6 seconds left. "I don't want to talk about that..." April 12

  • Erat becomes top scorer, helps Predators top Avalanche

    Nashville City Paper "Martin Erat took sole possession of the team scoring lead with a goal and an assist as the Nashville Predators promptly got back to their winning ways with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday at Denver. The Predators had their six-game win streak snapped Tuesday against..." April 01

  • Predators get more scoring from Martin Erat

    Tennessean "The Predators couldn't be happier with Martin Erat's recent production. After an injury-riddled first half of the season, the veteran forward is fully healthy and on a hot streak going into today's game at Philadelphia. "The last couple of games, I got my legs back," said Erat, who has five..." February 03

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