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Preds Announce '08 Preseason Schedule

by Press Release / Nashville Predators
-Preseason will also include rookie games on Sept. 22 & 23 at the Sommet Center-

Nashville, Tenn. (July 9, 2008) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the Predators will open their 2008 preseason schedule against the closest geographical NHL club, the Atlanta Thrashers, on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. CT at the Sommet Center.

Nashville’s six-game preseason schedule includes two other home games: Saturday, Sept. 27 vs. the Central Division rival Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m.) and Thursday, Oct. 2 vs. the Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m.). In addition to its six-game schedule, Nashville will play two rookie games against the Thrashers on Monday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m., both at the Sommet Center.

The 2007-08 Nashville Predators are scheduled to open training camp on Friday, Sept. 19 with testing and physicals at the Sommet Center. The Predators’ first day on the ice will be Saturday, September 20 at the Centennial Sportsplex. The 2007-08 NHL regular-season schedule will be announced next week.

Individual game tickets for Nashville’s preseason games at the Sommet Center will go on sale in September. For information regarding 2007-08 Nashville Predators tickets, contact a ticket representative at (615) 770-PUCK (7825).

Date Opponent Site Time (CDT)
Mon., Sept. 22 Atlanta Thrashers (R) Sommet Center 6:00 PM
Tue., Sept. 23 Atlanta Thrashers (R) Sommet Center 11:00 AM
Thu., Sept. 25 Atlanta Thrashers Sommet Center 7:00 PM
Fri., Sept. 26 at Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena 6:00 PM
Sat., Sept. 27 Columbus Blue Jackets Sommet Center 7:00 PM
Thu., Oct. 2 Carolina Hurricanes Sommet Center 7:00 PM
Fri., Oct. 3 at Atlanta Thrashers Philips Arena 6:30 PM
Sun., Oct. 5 at Carolina Hurricanes RBC Center TBA
(R) denotes rookie games
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