Capitals Insider: Martin Erat


Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh

Quick goals against are leading to Washington losing at inopportune times.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, Martin Erat

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/05/2014

NHL trade deadline: Martin St. Louis to Rangers for Ryan Callahan, picks

Follow along with all the moves as the deadline approaches.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dustin Penner, Martin Erat, NHL trade deadline, Rostislav Klesla, Trades

Posted at 01:03 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Capitals part ways with Martin Erat, trade winger to Phoenix

After a turbulent 11 months, the Capitals have sent disgruntled forward Martin Erat to Phoenix.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:03 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Brown, Martin Erat, NHL trade deadline, Phoenix Coyotes, Rostislav Klesla

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Martin Erat still wants the Capitals to trade him

With a week to go before the deadline, the veteran forward is still hoping to be traded.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:17 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George McPhee, Martin Erat, Trade deadline

Posted at 07:12 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Martin Erat’s newborn daughter overshadows his early Olympic exit

The veteran forward’s second child, Victoria Bella, was born on Feb. 19 while he was in Sochi.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:12 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Erat, Sochi 2014

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Nicklas Backstrom trying to focus on Capitals amid fallout from failed IOC doping test

The Caps’ center says he won’t know for two weeks whether he gets his silver medal from Sochi.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:24 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Erat, Nicklas Backstrom, Sochi 2014

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom back on the ice for Capitals’ practice

Four of the Caps’ five Olympians are back at practice offering a look at what to expect when the season starts back up.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:14 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Martin Erat, Nicklas Backstrom, Practice update, Sochi 2014

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 02/09/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Devils

Notes and observations from the win against the Devils.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:03 AM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Devils, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Martin Erat named to Czech Olympic team as injury replacement

In the middle of a tough NHL season, Erat gets some good news in that he will be playing for the Czech Republic in Sochi.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:21 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Czech Olympic team, Martin Erat, Sochi 2014

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 loss in New York

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss to the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Capitals stay positive, confident in play despite three-game losing streak

News and notes from the morning skate in Columbus.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:44 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Blue Jackets, Karl Alzner, Lineups, Martin Erat, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Philipp Grubauer to start, Martin Erat a healthy scratch against Lightning

News and notes from the morning skate in Tampa.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:39 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Caps-Lightning, connor carrick, Lineups, Martin Erat, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Capitals won’t retool struggling penalty kill

Penalty killers are focusing on preventing shots from getting through, rather than traffic in front.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:35 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Czech Olympic team, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Martin Erat, Michal Neuvirth, Penalty Kill, Sochi 2014

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 01/04/2014

Braden Holtby to start against Wild

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate in Minnesota.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:13 PM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Wild, Lineups, Martin Erat

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/21/2013

Martin Erat still waiting for trade

It’s been a month since he went public with his trade request, but the veteran winger remains a Capital.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Martin Erat, Trades

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-2 win against Nashville

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over the Predators.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Preds, Defense, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Martin Erat, Patrick Wey

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 12/01/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ overtime win against the Islanders

Notes and observations from the win over the Islanders.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:03 AM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Isles, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Martin Erat

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/30/2013

Dmitry Orlov to make season debut against Islanders, Brooks Laich to miss second straight game

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate on Long Island.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Urbom, Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Martin Erat, Michael Latta

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Capitals couldn’t find where Martin Erat fit

The Caps brought Martin Erat in when they needed a top-six forward because of injuries, but never found where he fit within a healthy roster.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:49 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, George McPhee, Martin Erat, Trades

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Capitals teammates respect Martin Erat’s right to seek a trade

The Capitals don’t expect Martin Erat’s trade request to be a distraction, and they understand he wants to play more.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Martin Erat, Trades, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Capitals, Martin Erat will keep the status quo until a deal can be found

After his trade request, Martin Erat will continue practicing and, if needed, playing with the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, George McPhee, Joel Ward, Martin Erat, Trades

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Martin Erat asks Capitals to trade him (updated)

Less than a year after being acquired by the Capitals, the veteran winger says, “it’s time for me to move on.“

By Katie Carrera  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Erat, Trades

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 11/23/2013

Eric Fehr returns to Caps’ lineup against Leafs, Martin Erat out

Oates makes line changes as the Capitals prepare for the Maple Leafs.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:26 PM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, Eric Fehr, Lineups, Martin Erat

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Martin Erat centering second line; Michal Neuvirth to start against Canadiens (updated)

News and notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:01 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Injuries, Lineups, Martin Erat, Mike Green, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Capitals’ new look top line hoping to establish chemistry

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Martin Erat have played five games together as the top line but have yet to combine for an even-strength goal.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:35 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, First line, Martin Erat, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime win against Columbus

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ overtime win.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:03 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blue Jackets, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Alex Ovechkin will play vs. Islanders

After missing two games with a right shoulder injury, Alex Ovechkin will play tonight against the Islanders at Verizon Center.

By Chelsea Janes  |  12:10 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, capitals, Eric Fehr, Martin Erat

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Capitals changing up the lines for Ovechkin’s return

Adam Oates shuffled his lines in a big way for practice Monday in anticipation of Alex Ovechkin’s return, but the changes may not stick.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Line combinations, Martin Erat

Posted at 12:49 AM ET, 10/20/2013

Martin Erat records three assists in Capitals’ 4-1 win over Columbus

Martin Erat made a strong case as to why he deserves time in the top-six with a brilliant showing in Saturday’s win.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:49 AM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Blue Jackets, Joel Ward, Martin Erat

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 10/19/2013

Martin Erat eager for opportunity on Capitals’ second line

Martin Erat on the second line and Nate Schmidt skating with Mike Green are two lineup changes worth keeping an eye on as Washington faces Columbus.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:46 PM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Blue Jackets, Martin Erat, Mike Green, Nate Schmidt, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 10/18/2013

What to do with Martin Erat

The Capitals traded for Martin Erat last year to provide top-six forward depth but he’s only played on the fourth line through the first seven games this season. Does he have a future in Washington?

By Katie Carrera  |  08:14 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Erat

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Martin Erat searching for clarity in his role with Capitals

Martin Erat was acquired to bring top-six left wing depth to the Capitals but played on the fourth line Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:18 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Erat

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Tom Wilson, Connor Carrick and Michael Latta will all face Blackhawks

Projected lineups for tonight's season opener and other notes from the morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013-14 Season opener, Adam Oates, Chicago Blackhawks, connor carrick, Eric Fehr, Martin Erat, Michael Latta, Tom Wilson

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals 4-1 win over the Predators

Notes on Mikhail Grabovski’s place on the first power-play unit, Michal Neuvirth’s puck handling and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:40 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Matt Hendricks, Michal Neuvirth, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Martin Erat to take a turn at center

Coach Adam Oates’s preseason of experimentation continues with Martin Erat taking a turn at center.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:57 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, George McPhee, Martin Erat, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Lining up the Capitals’ lines

The possibilities and the pros and cons for the opening night lineup seem endlessly complicated.

By Chelsea Janes  |  05:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, capitals, Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera, Jay Beagle, Joel Ward, Martin Erat, Mathieu Perreault, Tom Wilson, Training Camp

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Top questions facing the Capitals heading into training camp

A look at some of the top questions the Caps will answer over 18 days of training camp and eight preseason games.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Dmitry Orlov, Eric Fehr, Jack Hillen, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, John Erskine, Martin Erat, Steve Oleksy, Tom Wilson, Tomas Kundratek, Training Camp

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Capitals season review: Forwards, Part I

A look at how the players who finished the season on the Capitals' top two lines fared and what the future might hold.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr, Marcus Johansson, Martin Erat, Mike Ribeiro, Nicklas Backstrom, offseason, Season breakdown, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Injury updates on Martin Erat, Brooks Laich

Martin Erat suffered a dislocated elbow in Game 4 and Brooks Laich expects to have no problem being ready for training camp following his rehabilitation from minor groin surgery.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:56 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Martin Erat

Posted at 12:18 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Martin Erat suffers apparent injury to left wrist or forearm in Game 4

Martin Erat suffered an apparent injury to his left wrist or forearm in Game 4 and it's unclear how much time he might miss.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:18 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Caps-Rangers Game 4, Injuries, Martin Erat, Playoffs

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/21/2013

Capitals' second line success providing offensive balance

The Capitals' top offensive talents continue to produce, but in the past five games so has the second line.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Martin Erat, Mike Ribeiro, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 04/20/2013

Martin Erat starting to find his footing with Capitals

Back from injury, Martin Erat is starting to find his way with the Capitals and establish chemistry with his linemates.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Martin Erat, Mike Ribeiro, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/13/2013

Martin Erat will return to Capitals' lineup against Lightning

After missing three games with an injured left leg, Martin Erat is set to return to the Capitals lineup tonight at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Lightning, Injuries, Line combinations, Martin Erat

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Joel Ward skates for first time since suffering knee contusion

Notes from the Capitals' practice in Arlington Friday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:54 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Joel Ward, Line combinations, Martin Erat, Practice update

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Injury updates on Brooks Laich, Martin Erat and Joel Ward

The latest updates on Brooks Laich, Martin Erat and Joel Ward.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Joel Ward, Martin Erat

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Martin Erat, Joel Ward not on ice for Capitals morning skate in Montreal

Injured wingers Martin Erat and Joel Ward aren't on the ice for the morning skate in Montreal and are questionable for Tuesday's game.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Injuries, Joel Ward, Line combinations, Martin Erat, Tom Poti

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Brooks Laich, Martin Erat to miss Capitals' game vs. Lightning

Brooks Laich is slated to see groin specialist Dr. Michael Brunt on Tuesday, while Martin Erat did not suffer a concussion in addition to an apparent left leg injury Coach Adam Oates said.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:54 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Martin Erat

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Martin Erat injured against Panthers (updated)

Trade deadline acquisition Martin Erat was injured in the first period at Florida Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:50 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Panthers, Injuries, Martin Erat

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 04/05/2013

One-timers: Caps take over first in Southeast; Martin Erat debuts

The Capitals take over first in the Southeast, Martin Erat debuts and more notes from the 2-1 shootout win over the Islanders.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:07 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Martin Erat, Mike Green, One timers

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Martin Erat: 'I want to play for a Stanley Cup and that was my choice'

Martin Erat requested a trade from Nashville so that he could compete for a Stanley Cup, now he has to integrate into a new team for the first time in his career. The Capitals aren't worried about him fitting in, though.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jack Hillen, Joel Ward, Martin Erat, Nashville Predators, Trade deadline

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Martin Erat arrives in Washington, to play on third line vs. Islanders

Martin Erat will start tonight's game on the third line and other notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:54 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Isles, Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera, Line combinations, Martin Erat

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Martin Erat is worth parting with Filip Forsberg's potential

The Caps dealt their top prospect, but with Martin Erat, they're getting a legitimate top-six forward.

By Neil Greenberg  |  08:01 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Filip Forsberg, Martin Erat, Statistical analysis

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Martin Erat on trade to Capitals: 'I just want to win'

"I'm getting older, and I don't have seven, eight years to wait for another chance," Erat said.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  07:26 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Erat, NHL trade deadline, Roman Hamrlik, Trade deadline

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Capitals trade top prospect Filip Forsberg to Nashville for Martin Erat (Updated)

Caps acquire Martin Erat from Nashville and AHL center Michael Latta for top prospect Filip Forsberg.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:01 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Filip Forsberg, Martin Erat, Nashville Predators, Trade deadline