Habs ship defenceman Jakub Jerabek to Capitals

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

Jerabek, a 26-year-old native of the Czech Republic, had a goal and three assists in 25 games this season with Montreal.

He also registered a goal and 10 assists in 17 contests with the AHL's Laval Rocket.

Jerabek signed a one-year deal with Montreal on May 1, 2017, and will be a free agent at the end of the season.