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Capitals' Nick Jensen: Scores twice in return
Jensen (upper body) scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.
Jensen, who missed Washington's previous two contests because of the injury, extended the Capitals' lead to 5-3 with eight seconds remaining in the second period, beating Daniil Tarasov with a wrist shot from the point. Jensen would score his second goal in the final frame, going coast-to-coast before burying a backhander. The 32-year-old defenseman is up to four goals and 22 assists through 67 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Set to return
Jensen (upper body) is expected to play Tuesday versus the Blue Jackets, Sammi Silber of Washington Hockey Now reports.
Jensen was out for two games with his upper-body injury. He's expected to fill a top-pairing role for this contest, though John Carlson (face) is getting close and could bump Jensen from that spot when he returns.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Considered game-time decision
Jensen (upper body) will be a game-time call against Columbus on Tuesday, per NHL.com.
If he plays, Jensen will return following a two-game stint on the shelf due to his upper-body issue. Despite the lack of a power-play role, Jensen has continued to produce decent offensive numbers with a career-high 24 points in 66 games, his seconds straight season reaching the 20-point threshold.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Out Sunday
Jensen (upper body) will not play Sunday against the Wild, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.
Jensen will miss his second straight game with the injury, a significant blow to Washington's chances of climbing back into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Gabriel Carlsson will take the 32-year-old's spot in the lineup while Alexander Alexeyev will fill in on the second pairing alongside Martin Fehervary.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Not skating Saturday
Jensen (upper body) didn't practice Saturday morning, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
It appears that Jensen will miss a second game Sunday after leaving Wednesday's contest against Buffalo in the third period. The 32-year-old blueliner has two goals, 22 assists, and a minus-1 rating through 66 games this season. If Jensen is unavailable, Gabriel Carlsson would likely remain in the lineup in a bottom-pairing role.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Unavailable Friday
Jensen (upper body) isn't expected to play Friday versus St. Louis, according to Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
Jensen was previously regarded as a game-time decision. He has two goals and 24 points in 66 outings this season. With Jensen unavailable, Gabriel Carlsson is likely to draw into the lineup after spending the past three contests as a healthy scratch.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Game-time decision Friday
Jensen (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision Friday versus St. Louis, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Jensen left Wednesday's game versus Buffalo in the third period and did not return. He has two goals, 22 assists, 113 blocked shots and 94 hits in 66 games this season. Should Jensen not play, look for Gabriel Carlsson to take his place on the blue line.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Leaves games in third period
Jensen (undisclosed) left Wednesday's game versus the Sabres in the third period, Sammi Silber of Washington Hockey Now reports.
Head coach Peter Laviolette didn't have an update on Jensen's status after the game. The 32-year-old blueliner missed three games recently with an upper-body injury, but it's unclear if this issue is related to his previous absence. He can be considered day-to-day ahead of Friday's game versus the Blues.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Good to return Saturday
Jensen (upper body) will draw back into the lineup Saturday versus the Islanders, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.
Jensen missed Washington's previous three games because of the injury. He has two goals and 24 points in 63 contests this season. Jensen is projected to play Saturday on a pairing with Martin Fehervary, who is returning from a lower-body injury.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Will not play Thursday
Jensen (upper body) practiced Thursday, but will not play versus the Devils, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Jensen was injured against the Ducks on March 1 and has missed the last two games. Jensen had a goal and three points in his last four games, giving the defenseman two goals and 22 assists in 63 contests this season. He has also chipped in with 90 hits and 110 blocked shots in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Not cleared for contact
Jensen (upper body) is still wearing a non-contact jersey ahead of Monday's clash with the Kings, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Jensen has registered three points in his last five contests but will miss his second consecutive game due to his upper-body issue. With the blueliner sidelined, along with Martin Fehervary (lower body), the Caps will be forced to utilize Alexander Alexeyev and Vincent Iorio as their third pairing.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Won't play Saturday
Jensen (upper body) won't play Saturday against San Jose, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Jensen was injured in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over Anaheim. He has posted 24 points, 83 shots on goal, 110 blocks and 90 hits in 63 games this season. The Capitals will have Rasmus Sandin, Gabriel Carlsson and Vincent Iorio in the lineup versus the Sharks due to the absences of Martin Fehervary (lower body), John Carlson (face) and Erik Gustafsson, who was traded to Toronto.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Exits early Wednesday
Jensen (upper body) won't return to Wednesday's game versus the Ducks.
Jensen, fresh off of signing a three-year contract with the Capitals on Tuesday, was injured and ruled out before the end of the first period Wednesday. The 32-year-old defenseman logged just 2:29 of ice time in the contest, and the quick decision on his status is typically a discouraging sign. More information should be available prior to Saturday's game in San Jose.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Signs on for three more years
Jensen signed a three-year, $12.15 million contract with the Capitals on Tuesday.
The Capitals' recent sell-off won't see Jensen leaving the team just yet, though he was gaining some attention as a rental option. The 32-year-old's new deal likely locks him in as a top-four option for years to come. He has a career-best 24 points through 62 contests this season in a similar role.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Dishes helper Thursday
Jensen recorded an assist and added four shots during Thursday's 4-0 win over the Coyotes.
Jensen has managed four assists in nine games during January and sits just one point away from his career-high (21) set just a season ago. A lack of goal-scoring (1) is the only blemish for the 32-year-old in the midst of a breakout campaign as he heads towards unrestricted free agency in the offseason.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Flashes two-way game
Jensen compiled an assist, two blocked shots and four hits in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Flyers.
Jensen has always been a strong defender, but now he's paying dividends in some of the deeper fantasy leagues due to a sudden offensive surge. The 32-year-old is up to one goal and 18 assists through 44 games, with his career-best pace complemented by 57 hits and 85 blocked shots. Jensen isn't a household name, but you could do a lot worse than to rely on him as a streaming option while he's performing so well at even strength.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Bags apple Thursday
Jensen registered an assist and three shots during Thursday's 6-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
With four points in his last four games, Jensen is on pace to shatter his career-high of 21 points set just a season ago. The pending unrestricted free agent should get a hefty increase from his current $2.5 million salary when he signs his next contract, but for now, the Capitals are happy to have his steady presence in the lineup -- particularly with John Carlson (face) expected to miss a considerable amount of time.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Puts up assist in win
Jensen logged an assist, two hits, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Jensen set up an Anthony Mantha insurance tally in the third period. The assist was Jensen's second in his last five games, but his strong October is just a distant memory at this stage of the season. The 32-year-old defenseman is up to one goal, 11 helpers, 36 shots on net, 61 blocked shots, 41 hits and a plus-10 rating in 31 contests while serving as a steady top-four option.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Reaches points milestone
Jensen delivered an assist for his 100th career point in Friday's 5-1 win over the Lightning.
Jensen has reached triple digits in the points column, amassing 14 goals and 86 assists through seven seasons between the Red Wings and Capitals. The second-pairing defenseman has turned up the heat offensively this season with a 0.56 points-per-game average, and that can partially be attributed to his career high in ice time (21:15) through 16 contests.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nick Jensen: Collects assist in Wednesday's loss
Jensen posted an assist and blocked three shots in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Penguins.
Jensen helped out on a Marcus Johansson goal in the third period. The assist snapped a four-game point drought for Jensen, who hasn't found as much success since John Carlson (lower body) and Dmitry Orlov (lower body) have been out of action. Jensen is at eight points, 22 shots on net, 26 blocked shots, 19 hits and a plus-4 rating through 15 games this year. He should continue to log top-four minutes as a more physically-inclined defenseman.... See More ... See Less
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