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Bulletin: Ottawa Senators announce training camp schedule

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators today announced the schedule for the 2008-09 training camp being held at Scotiabank Place and the Bell Sensplex from Tuesday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 28. The Senators will then travel to Gothenburg, Sweden, where they will complete their camp on Thursday, Oct. 2.


The 17-day training camp includes six pre-season games, 13 days in Ottawa and four days in Sweden as part of the NHL Premiere 2008. The regular-season opener is on Saturday, Oct. 4, in Stockholm, against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The final training camp roster will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 16, following the completion of the rookie tournament in Kitchener, Ont.

On Monday, Sept. 15, many of the players will take part in the 15th annual Bell/Ottawa Senators Charity Golf Classic at The Marshes Golf Club. Players report for medicals and physical fitness testing at Scotiabank Place on Tuesday, Sept. 16 and then move to on-ice sessions at Scotiabank Place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Senators schedule for the first six days of training camp is as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 16
Medical evaluations, fitness and strength testing and on-ice testing will take place at Scotiabank Place. Media availability for players will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Head coach Craig Hartsburg and general manager Bryan Murray will be available at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17
Group 1: Practice from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; post-practice workout from 10:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Group 2: Pre-practice workout from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; practice from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Group 3: Pre-practice workout from noon to 12:30 p.m.; practice from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18
Group 3: Practice from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; post-practice workout from 10:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Group 1: Pre-practice workout from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; practice from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Group 2: Pre-practice workout from noon to 12:30 p.m.; practice from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19
Group 2: Practice from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; post-practice workout from 10:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Group 3: Pre-practice workout from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; practice from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Group 1: Pre-practice workout from noon to 12:30 p.m.; practice from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20
Game players: Pre-game skate at 10:30 a.m.; Senators vs. Rangers at 7 p.m.
Non-game players: Practice from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; post-practice workout from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 21
Game players for Sept. 22: Practice at Bell Sensplex from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; leave for New York City at 2:30 p.m.
Non-game players: Practice at Bell Sensplex from noon to 1:50 p.m.; Post-practice workout from 2:10 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

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