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Detroit recalls defenseman Nick Jensen

Alexey Marchenko placed on injured reserve

by Kyle Kujawa /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today recalled defenseman Nick Jensen from the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins and placed defenseman Alexey Marchenko on seven-day injured reserve.

Jensen has appeared in 27 games with the Griffins this season and has registered six points (1-5-6), six penalty minutes and a team-best plus-eight rating. The 6-foot, 200-lb., defenseman is in his fourth professional season and has totaled 61 points (10-51-61), 46 penalty minutes and a plus-51 rating since 2013-14. He produced a career-high 27 points (6-21-27) in 75 games during the 2014-15 campaign, in addition to a plus-30 rating, which tied Griffins teammate Tomas Nosek for the AHL lead. The 26-year-old has also logged six assists and six penalty minutes in 35 career AHL Calder Cup Playoff games. Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Jensen could become the sixth member of Detroit's 2009 seven-player draft class to play in the NHL should he make his debut.

Prior to his professional career, Jensen spent three seasons at St. Cloud State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and recorded 86 points (15-71-86), 36 penalty minutes and a plus-28 rating in 118 games from 2010-13. In his final season with the Huskies in 2012-13, Jensen earned a spot on the WCHA First All-Star Team and All-Academic Team and was named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year. The Rogers, Minn., native also notched 49 points (11-38-49) in 105 games over two seasons with the United States Hockey League's Green Bay Gamblers between 2008-10, where he won a USHL Clark Cup championship and was a USHL All-Star in 2010.

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