Jensen will make his Capitals debut on Sunday.
Source: JJ Regan 02/24/19, 12:00 pm EST
Jensen will not make his Capitals debut until Sunday.
Jensen was acquired from Detroit and signed an extension with Washington on Friday but did not get in until after midnight, so he will sit for their first game. Jensen will likely replace Christian Djoos or Brooks Orpik on Sunday.
The Capitals have signed Nick Jensen to a four-year extension worth $10.0 million ($2.5M AAV).
The Capitals acquired Jensen from the Red Wings on Friday afternoon and wasted no time signing the 28-year-old to an extension. Jensen carried a +1.1 CF% rel in 60 games with the Red Wings this season, picking up two goals and 13 assists (15 points) along the way.
The Capitals have acquired Nick Jensen and a 2019 fifth-round pick from the Red Wings for Madison Bowey and a 2020 second-round pick.
Jensen was a fifth-round pick back in 2009 and was a late-bloomer. Jensen didn’t make his NHL debut until 2017, after 222 career AHL games, and never looked back. Jensen is a reliable two-way defenseman that can be leaned on to kill penalties. He will likely line-up next to Brooks Orpik/Christian Djoos in the third pairing.
Jensen will be a healthy scratch on Saturday.
The Red Wings have signed Nick Jensen to a two-year extension worth $1.625M ($812.5K AAV).
Jensen, 26, has impressed the Red Wings since being called up in mid-December. The American-born defenseman has three goals and five assists (eight points) in 27 games with the Red Wings after he had six points (1G / 5A) in 27 games with the Griffins. He is a really strong skater and should be part as the Red Wings’ top-6 next season.
The Red Wings have recalled Nick Jensen from Grand Rapids (AHL).
Jensen, 26, has been recalled to serve as an extra defenseman during the Red Wings’ three- game road trip. The 2009 fifth round pick has one goal and five assists (six points) in 27 games with the Griffins. Don’t expect him to make his NHL debut unless one of the Red Wings’ regular defensemen gets injured.
The Red Wings have reassigned Nick Jensen to Grand Rapids (AHL).
Jensen was recalled for Monday’s game, but did not get into the lineup. He has been sent down to play with Grand Rapids over the NHL All-Star break.