Penguins preseason starts with late September game against Blue Jackets

PITTSBURGH — The Penguins will open up their six-game pre-season schedule against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, September 27 at 7:00PM at PPG Paints Arena. Pittsburgh’s pre-season schedule features six games – three at PPG Paints Arena and three on the road.

Four days after their first game, the Penguins will play their first road pre-season contest, as they take on the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, October 1 at KeyBank Center.

Following that, Pittsburgh will play two-consecutive games at home on Sunday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 5 against the Detroit Red Wings and Sabres respectively.

The Penguins will conclude their pre-season slate with road games on Thursday, October 7 at Detroit, and Saturday, October 9 at Columbus.

Pre-season television and radio information will be released at a later date.

Below is a look at Pittsburgh’s full 2021 pre-season schedule, as well as other key dates:

Date Opponent Time (ET) Location

Monday, September 27          COLUMBUS     7:00 PM           PPG Paints Arena

Friday, October 1                    at Buffalo        7:00 PM           KeyBank Center

*Sunday, October 3                DETROIT          1:00 PM           PPG Paints Arena

Tuesday, October 5                 BUFFALO         7:00 PM           PPG Paints Arena

Thursday, October 7               at Detroit        7:30 PM           Little Caesars Arena

Saturday, October 9                at Columbus    7:00 PM           Nationwide Arena

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Other 2021-22 Offseason/Pre-Season Key Dates:

July 21                         Expansion Draft for Seattle Kraken

July 23-24                    NHL Draft

July 28                         Restricted Free Agent/Unrestricted Free Agent Signing Period Begins

***Please note that all dates are subject to change***