PRESS RELEASE: Preds announce Preseason schedule

The Nashville Predators announced their preseason schedule Wednesday morning. They kick the preseason off with a doubleheader on September 24 against the Florida Panthers.

Read the Press Release and full schedule after the jump.

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Nashville, Tenn. (June 27, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the Predators will open their seven-game 2012 preseason schedule with a doubleheader at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., for the second consecutive season on Monday, Sept. 24.

Nashville’s preseason schedule includes a pair of home games: Tuesday, Sept. 25 against the Central Division rival St. Louis Blues and Saturday, Sept. 29 against the Carolina Hurricanes. Both games at Bridgestone Arena will start at 7 p.m. CT.

In addition to their doubleheader against the Florida Panthers, the Predators will travel to Raleigh to take on the Hurricanes for the seventh consecutive preseason (Sept. 28) and play their first preseason tilt at the Scottrade Center since 2003 on Oct. 2. Nashville will round out the seven-game slate on Oct. 5 at the Verizon Center in Washington.

The 2012-13 Nashville Predators rookie camp is scheduled to open Friday, Sept. 14, with veterans reporting on Friday, Sept. 21 for testing and physicals. The Predators’ first day on the ice will be Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Centennial Sportsplex.

2012 Preseason Schedule

Date Time Venue Home Away
Monday, Sep. 24 1:30 PM BankAtlantic Center Panthers Predators
Monday, Sep. 24 6:00 PM BankAtlantic Center        Panthers Predators
Tuesday, Sep. 25 7:00 PM Bridgestone Arena Predators Blues
Friday, Sep. 28 6:00 PM RBC Center Hurricanes         Predators
Saturday, Sep. 29         7:00 PM        Bridgestone Arena Predators Hurricanes        
Tuesday, Oct. 2 7:00 PM Scottrade Center Blues Predators
Friday, Oct. 5 6:00 PM Verizon Center Capitals Predators