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Jensen Left Capitals-Rangers Early After Puck To Face, Second D-Man Struck In As Many Games

Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen did not return to the team’s 4-0 victory over the New York Rangers after taking a puck to the face.



After losing John Carlson long term following a scary scene and a puck to the face on Friday, the Washington Capitals saw another blueliner take a puck to the face on Tuesday when Nick Jensen was hit in the final minutes of regulation in Tuesday's win over the New York Rangers.

Jensen went down on the ice in a battle for the puck, and a chip from Lars Eller through traffic struck him underneath the visor. He was in visible pain and spit out some blood on his way to the side door. He went off the ice and off to the room for repairs and did not return to action after putting up a strong effort through 20:30 minutes.

Here was the play:

Video from NBC Sports Washington

Carlson took a Brenden Dillon slapshot to the face back on Friday, which sent him hard to the ice and left him bleeding profusely. After quick assistance from his teammates and trainers, he was transported to a local hospital for precautionary evaluation and discharged on Saturday. He is out "long-term" and has gone on the injured reserve.