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06/20/2011 12:15 PM

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Chicago, Ill.- The Chicago Blackhawks announced today the team’s 2011 preseason schedule, which consists of seven games against National Hockey League opponents including one contest in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The Blackhawks will open their preseason slate with a matchup against the Edmonton Oilers at the Credit Union Centre on Tuesday, September 20. The tilt will mark the second consecutive preseason the Blackhawks will participate in a neutral site contest, following the 2010 preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Chicago will also play home-and-home series during the 2011 preseason with their Central Division rivals, the Detroit Red Wings, as well as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. The Blackhawks will open their home preseason schedule on Friday, September 23 when they welcome the Capitals to the United Center at 7:00 P.M.

Game times and ticket information for the 2011 preseason will be announced at a later date.
2011 Blackhawks Preseason Schedule

Date    Opponent    Venue    Time (Central)

Tues, Sept. 20    vs. Edmonton Oilers    Credit Union Centre (Sask.)    6:00 P.M.
Thurs, Sept. 22    at Pittsburgh Penguins    Consol Energy Center    6:00 P.M.
Fri, Sept. 23    vs. Washington Capitals    United Center    7:00 P.M.
Sun, Sept. 25    at Detroit Red Wings    Joe Louis Arena    3:00 P.M.
Wed, Sept. 28    vs. Detroit Red Wings    United Center    7:30 P.M.
Fri, Sept. 30    vs. Pittsburgh Penguins    United Center    7:30 P.M.
Sun, Oct. 2    at Washington Capitals    Verizon Center    4:00 P.M.