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Penguins Announce 2021 Pre-Season Schedule

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

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
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