Erat left Tuesday's game after playing just 2:13 and did not return. He did not skate this morning an will be out for "a little while" says GM Don Maloney. Erat has a goal with a plus-3 rating in his first four games in Phoenix.
Erat (lower-body) will be a game-time decision again Sunday.
Erat was a game-time decision on Saturday, but limped off of the ice early in warmups and did not play. It seems unlikely that Erat will suit up this afternoon, but monitor his status in warmups to be sure.
This will be the first time that Erat has dressed since demanding a trade earlier in the week. It has been a tough season for the 32-year-old who has tallied just six assists in 23 games. He is expected to dress on the fourth line with Michael Latta being sent down this morning.
Erat, who has no points through seven games is jumping from the fourth line, where he was averaging a career-low 8:46 minutes a game, to the second line. He will play with Brooks Laich and Troy Brouwer.