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Capitals send Latta to AHL

Jan 11, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

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Michael Latta has been on injured reserve with a lower-body injury for the Washington Capitals. Now he’s off to the minor leagues.

The Caps announced they’ve sent Latta to AHL Hershey. In 17 games, he had a goal and three assists as well as 12 penalty minutes. With just about everyone healthy in Washington, Latta needs to play games and he’ll do that in the AHL.

Latta, 22, was acquired in the Martin Erat-Filip Forsberg trade last season with the Nashville Predators. Erat has since asked for a trade while Forsberg is having his ups and downs to the minors in Nashville.

  1. Wineshard - Jan 11, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Maybe they are just sending him down for a “cup of coffee”? Well I guess it would have to include some steamed milk given his name.

  2. lowenni - Jan 11, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    I like Latta a lot. He’s tough, smart, can really drop the gloves, and he’s got some skill so he isn’t a liability in either zone. Underrated grab by GMGM in the Erat trade.

  3. vbcaps - Jan 11, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    How bout that Erat trade now !!?? Jk that trade was dreadful but I’m glad we got this guy at least

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