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Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen being attended to by medical personnel as he is surrounded by teammates
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Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen put on a stretcher after a scary hit

Published April 13, 2024 at 6:47 PM
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This afternoon the Washington Capitals are facing a major bout of adversity after one of their defensemen was taken off the ice on a stretcher. Defenseman Nick Jensen was injured on a hit by Tampa Bay Lightning forward Michael Eyssimont.

The Washington Capitals are experiencing an unexpected amount of adversity in a must-win game for their playoff hopes. Just minutes into the game defenseman Nick Jensen went down with a serious injury after being shoved into the boards by Lightning forward Michael Eyssimont.

Washington's Nick Jensen had to leave the game on a stretcher after receiving a hit from Tampa Bay's Michael Eyssimont.

There was no penalty on the play.




After play was called it was immediately clear that this was not an everyday injury. Therefore a stretcher was brought out and Nick Jensen was carefully but quickly taken care of by medical staff.

Scary situation in DC, as Nick Jensen goes hard into the boards and hasn't got up yet. Stretcher coming out.


Since leaving the game an update has been provided by the Washington Capitals. According to the team Nick Jensen is awake, alert, and has use of all of his extremities.

#Caps defenseman Nick Jensen sustained an injury after a collision with Tampa Bay's player Michael Eyssimont in the first period. Jensen is conscious, alert and has the use of all his extremities. He will continue to be monitored by the team's medical personnel.


With such a vicious collision it is good to hear that Nick Jensen is doing okay. Hopefully this positive news will lead to Nick Jensen returning to the ice sooner rather than later.
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