Wings announce preseason schedule
Exhibitions include game in Scandinavia vs. Swedish Elite champs
The Wings will play nine preseason games, including one that will take them more than 3,900 miles from home against the defending Swedish Elite League champion Farjestads BK in Karlstad, Sweden.
The Wings' preseason finale in Sweden on Sept. 30 is part of the team's two-game NHL regular-season opener against the St. Louis Blues. The regular-season games will be played Oct. 2-3 at Globe Arena in Stockholm.
Detroit's other eight preseason games are against five Eastern Conference teams. The Wings will play home-and-away against Philadelphia, Toronto and the New York Rangers. They will also face off against Buffalo (Sept. 19) and Pittsburgh (Sept. 27) at JLA.
Detroit opens the preseason against the Flyers on Sept. 16 at Joe Louis Arena.
On-sale dates for individual preseason games have not yet been announced.
|2009-10 PRESEASON SCHEDULE|
|Sep 16||Philadelphia||Joe Louis Arena||7:30 p.m.||1270 AM|
|Sep 18||NY Rangers||Joe Louis Arena||7:30 p.m.|
|Sep 19||Buffalo||Joe Louis Arena||7 p.m.||1270 AM|
|Sep 21||NY Rangers||Madison Square Garden||7 p.m.||97.1 FM|
|Sep 22||Philadelphia||Wachovia Center||7 p.m.|
|Sep 25||Toronto||Joe Louis Arena||7:30 p.m.||1270 AM|
|Sep 26||Toronto||Air Canada Centre||7 p.m.||1270 AM|
|Sep 27||Pittsburgh||Joe Louis Arena||5 p.m.|
|Sep 30||Farjestads BK||Löfbergs Lila Arena||1 p.m.|