Martin Erat RW PHO 7 Months

Martin Erat (lower body) is expected to make his Coyotes' debut on Thursday on a line with Radim Vrbata.

Phoenix acquired Erat on Tuesday from the Washington Capitals. Erat has a goal and 24 points in 53 games this season. His production is likely to increase with Phoenix though, given that his role with Washington was very limited at times.

Martin Erat RW PHO 7 Months

Martin Erat was dealt to the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night along with John Mitchell in exchange for Chris Brown, Rostislav Klesla and a fourth round pick.

The Capitals finally accommodated Erat's trade request from earlier in the season. The 32 year-old has seen his role diminish in Washington this season after being acquired by the Caps just last year. Washington parted with highly touted prospect Filip Forsberg in the deal, while Erat has produced just one goal and 24 points in 53 games this season.

Martin Erat RW PHO 7 Months

Martin Erat missed Saturday's game with a lower body injury.

Erat was hurt on Thursday when he blocked a shot. He is looking to get traded and has only one goal (an empty netter) and 22 assists in 52 games this season. Consider him day-to-day and hopefully he hasn't been in your fantasy lineup all season.

Martin Erat RW PHO 7 Months

Martin Erat confirmed that he's still seeking a trade.

There was some speculation that Erat might have changed his mind, given that his playing time has increased with the Capitals. He didn't want to go into detail as to why he would like to be traded, but Capitals GM George McPhee said that he will try to accommodate his request.

Martin Erat RW PHO 8 Months

Martin Erat scored his first goal of the season on Saturday.

It took the forward 51 games to find the back of the cage and he needed an empty net to do it. He is now tied in goals with goaltender Mike Smith this season as Smith also scored with an empty net. Erat has 21 assists this season and is headed to Sochi to play for the Czech Republic.

Martin Erat RW PHO 8 Months

Martin Erat will represent the Czech Republic in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Erat didn't make the initial roster, but he's a late addition due to the injury to Vladimir Sobotka. Erat has 21 points in 48 games this season.

Martin Erat RW PHO 8 Months

Martin Erat had an assist on Saturday, giving him 21 this season.

The amazing stat for Erat is that he still has not scored a goal in 48 NHL games this season. Even goaltender Mike Smith has a goal this season. If Erat is on your roster, hopefully you do not play the goals category.

Martin Erat RW PHO 8 Months

Martin Erat and Jiri Hudler are both on a five man list of possible replacements for injured Czech Olympian Valdimir Sobotka.

Since Sobotka was ruled out for the Sochi games this weekend with a leg injury, Czech Head Coach Alois Hadamczik has a big decision to make. Jiri Hudler appears to be the most noteworthy Czech snub from the team (42 points in 55 games for Calgary), however Hadamczik said the team might be looking for player who is more defensive and physical to take Sobotka's spot. Thus, Erat (who has 0 goals in 47 games this season) is a candidate along with Czech league and KHL players Tomas Rolinek, Jan Kovar and Zbynek Irgl.

Martin Erat RW PHO 8 Months

Martin Erat picked up two assists in the Capitals 5-0 win Saturday.

Erat has asked to be traded and the two point game will not hurt the Capitals asking price if they decide to deal the winger. Erat has yet to score this season but has 18 assists in 44 games. He was plus-three on Saturday and is now minus-one this season.

Martin Erat RW PHO 8 Months

Washington forward Martin Erat returned to the Capitals' lineup against Columbus Friday night after five straight healthy scratches and had an assist for his 500th career point.

Erat now has five assists against the Jackets this season and has 58 points in 60 career games against Columbus.