Capitals acquire defenseman Jakub Jerabek in trade with Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jakub Jerabek plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Montreal Canadiens traded defenseman Jakub Jerabek to the Washington Capitals on Wednesday for a 2019 fifth-round pick.

The 26-year-old Jerabek, from the Czech Republic, had a goal and three assists in 25 games this season with Montreal. He also had a goal and 10 assists in 17 games in the AHL for the Laval Rockets.

Jerabek signed a one-year deal with Montreal in May 2017.

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