Erat will hang up his skates and call it a career after three seasons with Brno Kometa (Czech Republic), iSport.cz reports.
Erat last played in the NHL during the 2014-15 campaign with the Coyotes before making the move to the KHL and ultimately back home to his native Czech Republic. Selected by the Predators in the seventh round of the 1999 NHL Draft, the 37-year-old spent 11 years with the organization, in which he notched 163 goals, 318 assists and 148 power-play points. The winger would also make stops with Washington and Arizona on his way to 881 NHL games.
Erat will suit up for the Czech Republic in the upcoming World Championships, , reports Sarah McLellan of AZ Central.Erat had another disappointing season with nine goals and 32 points, while sporting a minus-16 rating. His days of reaching the 20-goal and 50-point marks are clearly over at this stage of his career. The veteran is an unrestricted free agent and unlikely to return to the rebuilding Coyotes.
Erat picked up an assist on the Coyotes' lone goal Saturday in a 2-1 loss to the Ducks. He added one hit in the game.Erat finishes the season with nine goals and 32 points, and a minus-16 rating, in 79 games. The veteran winger is an unrestricted free agent in the off-season and, with Arizona re-building, he is most likely destined somewhere else for 2015-16.
Erat picked up an assist Thursday in a 4-3 overtime win over the Sabres. He was plus-2 with three shots on the night.Erat has reached the 30-point plateau for the first time since 2010-11. The decline in his production over the past couple of years has been stark and the veteran winger's best fantasy days are in the past, but he has at least ensured his playing days aren't over and is an option in deep leagues again.
Erat (upper body) will play in Sunday's game against the Canucks, Craig Morgan of FOX Sports Arizona reports.Erat made it through warmups without incident, allowing him to rejoin the lineup after an absence of just one game. He hasn't scored a point through his first eight appearances in March.
Erat (upper body) appears likely to suit up Sunday against the Canucks, Craig Morgan of FOX Sports Arizona reports.Erat still needs to get through warmups without any setbacks, but it look like he's poised to return to action after missing Saturday's game against the Penguins. The veteran forward has failed to record a point over his last eight games.
Erat (upper body) will not play against the Penguins on Saturday, Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic reports.Erat has been dealing with an upper-body injury of late and wasn't able to take part in Friday's practice. The 33-year-old will likely be a another game-time decision for Sunday's contest against the Canucks.
Erat (upper body) was absent from Friday's practice, Craig Morgan of FOX Sports Arizona reports.The Coyotes are listing Erat as day-to-day ahead of Saturday's tilt with the Penguins. With the team canceling its gameday skate for Saturday, the odds don't seem to favor Erat playing in the contest. Justin Hodgman was recalled from AHL Portland on Friday, likely in anticipation of Erat's absence.
Erat scored the Coyotes' only goal in Saturday's loss to the Bruins.Don't look know, but he's on a three-game point streak (one goal, two assists). And his 29 points (nine goals, 20 assists) have come in 61 games -- that's a slight step up from his abysmal 29 points in 70 games last year. His fantasy best looks pretty small in the rearview mirror at this point in his career.
Erat picked up an assist on the power play Thursday in a 4-3 loss to the Rangers. He added one shot, four hits, and two blocks in the game.Erat has been a passable depth forward for the Coyotes this year with 28 points in 60 games. It will be interesting to see if the pending UFA has done enough to play his way onto another team at the trade deadline.
Erat picked up an assist Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Lightning. He was plus-1 and added four hits and a blocked shot in the contest.Erat has three points in his past five games to bring him up to 26 on the season. He is one of a number of pending veteran free agents the Coyotes could look to move before the trade deadline, but even moving to greener pastures is not likely to give him a big performance boost at age 33.
Erat scored his eighth goal on the power play Friday in a 4-2 loss to San Jose. He was minus-1, took two shots on net, and blocked one in the contest.Erat has points in consecutive games to bring his season total to 25 in 54 games. Like many Coyotes he has an ugly plus/minus rating, minus-14 in his case, and with just 61 shots on the season it should be clear that he is an asset is just the deepest leagues.
Erat picked up an assist Tuesday in a loss to St. Louis. He also delivered three hits in the contest.Erat is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and highly likely to be moved before the trade deadline. He has recovered from a disastrous performance last season to match his point total in 53 games. Some team is likely to pick him up for the stretch run.
Erat picked up an assist on the power play Sunday in a win over Montreal. He was minus-1 and took three shots, added two hits and a blocked shot in the game.Erat seems to have found a rhythm of late as he has four points in four games since sitting out consecutive games as a healthy scratch. His days as a 50-point producer are over, but with 23 points in 48 games the veteran Czech is on the verge of eclipsing his point total (24) from last year's disastrous season.
After sitting out as a healthy scratch in consecutive games, Erat scored a goal on five shots and added an assist over 19:07 of ice time Tuesday in a shootout loss to the Flyers.He'd gone minus-2 over his last two games while getting off zero shots on goal, prompting coach Dave Tippett to sit him down for a couple. Fantasy owners, however, should view this outing with some skepticism, considering Erat's modest total of 21 points in 45 games this year.
Erat appears on track to be a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Blackhawks, the second straight game he'll head to the press box, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.Erat closed 2014 on a high note but has seen his production dry up in seven January contests, delivering no goals, two assists, and just three shot attempts. The 33-year-old doesn't fit the profile of somebody the rebuilding Coyotes want to carve out ice time for, so it wouldn't be surprising if he was traded prior to the deadline.
Erat registered an assist and spent two minutes in the penalty box in Saturday's triumph over the Blue Jackets.While not one of the more notable scorers on a night in which the Coyotes torched Sergei Bobrovsky for six scores, Erat has tallied a point in each of the team's four wins during their last five games. He's only managed six goals and 12 points over 38 games on the season, but his recent run of production makes him somewhat intriguing in deeper formats for the time being.
Erat scored a goal, added an assist and went plus-4 Tuesday against the Oilers.The veteran winger doesn't find the scoresheet reliably -- he'd managed just a lone assist over the prior seven games -- though his 30 PIM and 44 hits give him a shade of value in deep specialty formats.
Erat picked up an assist Tuesday on the overtime game-winner against Edmonton. He was plus-1, took two shots, and registered a hit and blocked shot in the contest.Erat has recovered from last year's disaster 24 points season to post 13 points in 30 games this year. This was his first point in four games though, so his days as a 50+ point man are likely done and gone.
Erat scored his fifth goal of the season on the power play Monday in a win over the Oilers. He had 2 PIM and his goal was on his only shot of the night.Erat only scored once last year so he is already having a much better season on that front. That said, at age 33 his days as a 20-goal scorer are pretty much done.