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Nick Jensen Suffers Injury In Capitals’ Tilt With Ducks

Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen has suffered an upper-body injury and will not return to Wednesday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks.



The Washington Capitals will be shorthanded for the remainder of their Wednesday tilt against the Anaheim Ducks, as defenseman Nick Jensen has suffered an upper-body injury and will not return.

He skated just 2:29 minutes with his last shift coming at the 14:55 mark of the first period. He went for the puck in the corner and was bumped by Simon Benoit up high. After that, he glided slowly to the bench doubled over before making his way down the tunnel.

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The 32-year-old blueliner inked a three-year extension to remain in D.C. on Tuesday night. He, John Carlson and Rasmus Sandin are the only Capitals defensemen signed past this season. Through 63 games this season, Jensen has posted a career-high 24 assists and 26 points.

With Jensen out for the rest of the night, Trevor van Riemsdyk, Martin Fehervary, Alex Alexeyev, Matt Irwin and Dylan McIlrath are the five remaining defenders in the lineup. Sandin, who was acquired Tuesday in exchange for Erik Gustafsson, is out and watching from the press box as he works out visa issues. Jensen had been playing on the second pairing alongside Fehervary.

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