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McDavid could make NHL debut when Oilers open on the road in St. Louis

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Connor McDavid could make his NHL debut Oct. 8 in St. Louis as the Edmonton Oilers open next season at the Blues.

Assuming the prospective first pick is healthy, McDavid will play his first game at Rexall Place Oct. 15 against St. Louis.

The Maple Leafs and Canadiens face off in Toronto Oct. 7.

The Ottawa Senators open in Buffalo Oct. 8 and host Montreal on Oct. 11 for their home opener.

The Winnipeg Jets start the season in Boston Oct. 8 and host the Calgary Flames in the first game back at MTS Centre Oct. 16.

Calgary hosts the Vancouver Canucks Oct. 7.

The Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks will raise their third banner in six years Oct. 7 against the New York Rangers.

The full NHL schedule will be released Thursday.

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