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by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins will play two preseason games in the Canadian Maritimes in September, the club announced Monday.

The Penguins will meet the Ottawa Senators in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Tuesday, Sept. 19 and will take on the Philadelphia Flyers in Moncton, New Brunswick on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Penguins scoring sensation Sidney Crosby, who became the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points in the 2005-06 season, is a native of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, near Halifax.

“We are looking forward to traveling to the Maritimes for two games in September, and we are sure that the fans there will be enthused to see Sidney Crosby and our exciting young team,” Penguins CEO Ken Sawyer said. “Having the chance to play against top teams such as the Senators and the Flyers will be great preparation for the 2006-07 NHL season.”

Penguins training camp information, and the remainder of the preseason schedule, will be announced at a later date. As always, the club will open training camp in Pittsburgh and will play two preseason games at Mellon Arena.

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