The Detroit Red Wings signed rookie defenseman Nick Jensen to a two-year contract extension on Monday.
UPDATE: The #RedWings today signed defenseman Nick Jensen on a two-year contract extension.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 27, 2017
As per usual, financial terms of the deal were not announced. Thankfully, the Freep’s Helene St. James had them seconds later.
Red Wings have signed defenseman Nick Jensen to two-year extension worth $800,000/$825,000. Would have been UFA this summer.
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) February 27, 2017
This gives the Red Wings six returning defensemen next season, with Xavier Ouellet still scheduled to become a restricted free agent. I would think this makes trading unrestricted-free-agent-to-be Brendan Smith more likely but this is the team that gave Alexey Marchenko away for free so what do I know?
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