The Penguins will open up their six-game pre-season schedule against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, September 27 at 7:00PM at PPG Paints Arena. Pittsburgh's pre-season schedule features six games - three at PPG Paints Arena and three on the road.
Four days after their first game, the Penguins will play their first road pre-season contest, as they take on the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, October 1 at KeyBank Center.
Following that, Pittsburgh will play two-consecutive games at home on Sunday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 5 against the Detroit Red Wings and Sabres respectively. Sunday's contest against Detroit is the team's 10th annual "Free Game For Kids".
The Penguins will conclude their pre-season slate with road games on Thursday, October 7 at Detroit, and Saturday, October 9 at Columbus.
Pre-season television and radio information will be released at a later date.
Below is a look at Pittsburgh's full 2021 pre-season schedule, as well as other key dates:
|Monday, September 27 ||COLUMBUS ||7:00 PM ||PPG Paints Arena |
|Friday, October 1 ||at Buffalo ||7:00 PM ||KeyBank Center |
|*Sunday, October 3 ||DETROIT ||1:00 PM ||PPG Paints Arena |
|Tuesday, October 5 ||BUFFALO ||7:00 PM ||PPG Paints Arena |
|Thursday, October 7 ||at Detroit ||7:30 PM ||Little Caesars Arena |
|Saturday, October 9 ||at Columbus ||7:00 PM ||Nationwide Arena |
|Date ||Opponent ||Time (ET) ||Location |
Other 2021-22 Offseason/Pre-Season Key Dates:
|July 21 ||Expansion Draft for Seattle Kraken |
|July 23-24 ||NHL Draft |
|July 28 ||Restricted Free Agent/Unrestricted Free Agent Signing Period Begins |