Martin Erat traded to Capitals for Filip Forsberg

Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Capitals acquired Martin Erat from the Nashville Predators.

The Nashville Predators have traded forward Martin Erat and forward Michael Latta to the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Filip Forsberg, according to an announcement by the Capitals on Wednesday afternoon.

The Capitals announced shortly before the 3 p.m., ET trade deadline that the organization had completed a trade. However, they remained silent on any other details.

Erat is currently playing in the fifth-year of a seven-year, $31.5 million contract that carries an annual average value of $4.5 million against the salary cap. His contract contains a full no-movement clause, which means he waived the condition in order to join the Capitals.

In 36 games this season, Erat has registered four goals and 17 assists for 21 points this season.

Latta is playing in the second-year of his entry-level contract and has yet to play in an NHL game.

Foresberg was chosen by the Capitals with the No. 11 overal selection in the 2012 NHL Draft. He has already signed his entry-level contract, but still remains in his native Sweden playing for Leksands of the Allsvenskan.

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