Deal gives Washington a big-bodied skater capable of playing top-six minutes.
With a week to go before the deadline, the veteran forward is still hoping to be traded.
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.
“I’m getting older, and I don’t have seven, eight years to wait for another chance," Erat said.
Caps acquire Martin Erat from Nashville and AHL center Michael Latta for top prospect Filip Forsberg.
Ribeiro doesn't think he'll be traded or sign a contract extension today.
The Capitals discuss the trade heard round the NHL that sent Jarome Iginla from Calgary to Pittsburgh.
Mike Ribeiro declined an initial offer from the Capitals but reiterated he would like to stay in Washington if the two sides can work out a deal.
The Capitals forward is having a wonderful season, but his numbers are not sustainable.
Center Mike Ribeiro is in the final year of his current contract and is looking for a long-term deal. With the trade deadline 9 days away the Capitals must decide if they want to try and re-sign their leading scorer.