Capitals acquire Red Wings' Jensen for Bowey, 2nd-round pick
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The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Nick Jensen and a 2019 fifth-round pick from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for defenseman Madison Bowey and a 2020 second-round selection, the team announced Friday.

The fifth-rounder originally belonged to the Buffalo Sabres.

Jensen, 28, has six goals and 37 assists through 190 NHL appearances, all with the Red Wings. He's averaging just under 21 minutes of ice time in 60 games this season and is scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency this summer.

"Nick is a reliable modern-day defenseman who we feel can defend well and log valuable minutes for our club," said Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan. "At 28 years of age, we feel he is just entering his prime."

Selected by the Capitals in the second round in 2013, Bowey has played 84 games for Washington over the past two seasons, tallying one goal and 18 helpers. The 23-year-old blue-liner is averaging 13:45 of ice time through 33 outings this year. He's under contract for $1 million through next season.

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