-- The 2008 Stanley Cup champion Red Wings announced their return to the ice with their 2008-09 pre-season schedule. The nine-game slate includes home-and-home games against Atlanta as well as Original Six rivals Montreal, Boston and Toronto.
The Wings will round out the pre-season with a home contest against the Buffalo Sabres at Joe Louis Arena.
On-sale dates for individual pre-season games have not been announced.
2008-09 PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
DATE DAY OPPONENT SITE TIME (EDT)
24 Wed. MONTREAL Joe Louis Arena 7:30
25 Thur. at Boston Halifax Metro Centre TBD
26 Fri. BOSTON Joe Louis Arena 7:30
28 Sun. ATLANTA Joe Louis Arena 5:00
30 Tue. at Montreal Bell Centre TBD
1 Wed. at Atlanta Philips Arena 7:00
3 Fri. TORONTO Joe Louis Arena 7:30
4 Sat. at Toronto Air Canada Centre 7:00
5 Sun. BUFFALO Joe Louis Arena 5:00