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Capitals Trade Martin Erat to Coyotes for Rostislav Klesla

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Martin Erat was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes ahead of the NHL trade deadline. (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Martin Erat was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes ahead of the NHL trade deadline. (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (CBSDC/AP) — The Washington Capitals have traded forwards Martin Erat and John Mitchell to the Phoenix Coyotes as the NHL trade deadline looms.

The Coyotes sent forward Chris Brown, defenseman Rostislav Klesla and a fourth-round selection in the 2015 draft to Washington to complete the deal on Tuesday.

The NHL trade deadline is Wednesday afternoon.

The 32-year-old Erat has one goal, 23 assists and 22 penalty minutes in 53 games with the Capitals this season.

Brown and Klesla will report to Hershey of the American Hockey League.

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