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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
After a successful first trip to Buffalo last season, the Portland Pirates have planned two games at HSBC Arena in 2009-10.

The first of two games will take place on Thursday, November 12th. Last season, the Pirates hosted the Albany River Rats in front of 11,144, the largest crowd to ever witness a Pirates home game. The second game at the HSBC Arena will be announced at a later date.

Opponents and start times for these games will be announced when the complete 2009-10 American Hockey League schedule is released later this summer. The AHL will again serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams when its 74th season gets underway on Friday, October 2.

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