Jensen has gone nine straight games without a point dating back to the regular season. While the Red Wings castoff isn't relied upon heavily for offense, the Capitals need all the ancillary scoring they can get with the defending champs getting set for Game 7 against the Hurricanes on Wednesday. Jensen's 14 hits and 12 blocked shots amid the scoring slump is a typical output, so it's not like he's been completely off the map in the most crucial part of the season.
Jensen recorded an assist on Nic Dowd's game-winning goal during Thursday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes. Jensen has registered three helpers in his last four games as his role is increasing following the seemingly long-term injury to Michal Kempny (leg). The Minnesotan has two goals and 19 points in 76 games between the Capitals and Red Wings.
Jensen posted an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 win over Philadelphia. The assist was Jensen's first point in his last eight appearances and moved him to 16 in 65 games this season. The 28-year-old blueliner also recorded a team-high five shots on goal in the win.
Jensen will make his Capitals debut Sunday versus the Rangers, per coach Todd Reirden. The Capitals acquired Jensen from the Red Wings on Friday in exchange for Madison Bowey and a 2020 second-round draft pick. Also, in a somewhat surprising move, the Caps bestowed a four-year, $10 million contract extension on the 28-year-old later that day. The defending Stanley Cup champions seem to already appreciate Jensen's relentless work ethic and gamer mentality. However, the Capitals will keep him out of Saturday's contest against the Sabres in order to get him more acquainted with his new team.
The Capitals inked Jensen to a four-year, $10 million contract extension Friday, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports. Although some felt the Capitals slightly overpaid for the blueliner, his no-frills attitude should be a boon to a team that needs to defend its title. Jensen will stay in D.C. through at least the 2022-23 campaign, bringing along his 15 points through 60 games this season. Jensen will likely move into a depth role for a more talented Caps squad, consequently limiting his fantasy upside.
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