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Capitals See Another Injury as Jensen Leaves Game Vs. Bruins

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Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen will look to keep trending upward.

The Washington Capitals were already shorthanded on the blue line heading into Thursday’s tilt against the Boston Bruins. Now, they’re down to five on the backend and three of their top-4 guys after Nick Jensen left the game with an upper-body injury. He will not return.

Jensen was playing on the top pairing alongside Martin Fehervary as Washington shuffled its defense with John Carlson on COVID-19 protocol and Dmitry Orlov serving a two-game suspension. Jensen played just 11:35 minutes, picking up a hit and three takeaways.

This season has been a strong one for Jensen, who has been proving his worth as a top-4 blueliner. Jensen plays a smart all-around game and takes good care of the puck and is solid in his own end. Not only that, but he has great hands and good vision, and he’s a mobile skater who can carry the puck up ice and join the rush.

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Through 38 games with the Capitals this season, Jensen has three goals and 11 points. He also leads the team with a +/- of plus-20 and has been flourishing under head coach Peter Laviolette. He mainly plays on the second pairing alongside Orlov.

It is unclear what exactly happened to Jensen. However, it will be another tough void for Washington to fill as they make do without three of their usual top-4 blueliners.

This story is still developing.

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