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Detroit — The Red Wings will get to see their former head coach opening night Oct. 9 — then say hello to Mike Babcock three more times during the course of the season.

The games against Babcock's Toronto Maple Leafs highlight the Red Wings' regular-season schedule, which was released Thursday morning.

The schedule features a home portion of the schedule that sees 20 weekend games (nine Fridays, five Saturdays, six Sundays) at Joe Louis Arena.

The Red Wings will host every Original Six opponent (Toronto, Boston, New York Rangers, Montreal, Chicago) at least once and play a total of 17 games against the Original Six, including four each against Atlantic Division rivals Toronto, Boston and Montreal.

The Red Wings play at home on six of the eight Friday nights in October and November.

The month of November itself features a home-heavy schedule with the Red Wings hosting nine games at Joe Louis Arena, ending in the longest home stand of the season, a six-game stretch from Nov. 25-Dec. 5.

Highlights from the remainder of the schedule include:

• The Red Wings' playing Colorado on Feb. 27 outside at Coors Field in Denver in the 2016 NHL Stadium Series.

• A home-and-home series against the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks (March 2 at Joe Louis Arena, March 6 at United Center).

• The Wings' traditional home Thanksgiving Eve game on Nov. 25 against Boston.

• Tampa Bay, which eliminated the Red Wings in the playoffs this season, visits Joe Louis Arena Oct. 13 and Nov. 3.

• Edmonton and its expected No. 1 overall draft pick, Connor McDavid, will be at Joe Louis Arena on Nov. 27.

• And the annual New Year's Eve game on Dec. 31 against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins scheduled for 6 p.m.

The Red Wings will finish the regular season with 14 of their last 15 games against Eastern Conference opponents.

Single-game tickets for the 2015-16 regular season go on sale Aug. 24 at 10 a.m.

REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE

Oct. 9 Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 10 at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Oct. 13 Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16 Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 17 at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Oct. 21 at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

Oct. 23 at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Oct. 24 at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Oct. 27 Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 30 Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 31 at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Nov. 3 Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 6 at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Nov. 8 Dallas, 3 p.m.

Nov. 10 Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 San Jose, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 14 at Boston, 7 p.m.

Nov. 16 at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 18 Washington, 8 p.m.

Nov. 20 Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 21 at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Nov. 25 Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 27 Edmonton, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 29 Florida, 2 p.m.

Dec. 1 Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 3 Arizona, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 5 Nashville, 7 p.m.

Dec. 8 at Washington, 7 p.m.

Dec. 10 Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 11 at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Dec. 14 Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 18 Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 20 Calgary, 7 p.m.

Dec. 22 New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 26 at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Dec. 28 at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Dec. 29 at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Dec. 31 Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.

Jan. 2 at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Jan. 4 at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Jan. 7 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Jan. 10 at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Jan. 11 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Jan. 14 at Arizona, 9 p.m.

Jan. 17 Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 20 St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Jan. 22 at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Jan. 23 Anaheim, 7 p.m.

Jan. 25 at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Feb. 3 at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.

Feb. 4 at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 6 N.Y. Islanders, 2 p.m.

Feb. 8 Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 10 Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Feb. 12 Colorado, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 14 Boston, 3 p.m.

Feb. 15 at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m.

Feb. 18 at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Feb. 20 at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Feb. 21 at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Feb. 23 Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 27 at Colorado, 8 p.m.

Feb. 29 at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

March 2 Chicago, 8 p.m.

March 6 at Chicago, 5 p.m.

March 8 at Columbus, 7 p.m.

March 10 Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m.

March 12 N.Y. Rangers, 2 p.m.

March 13 Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

March 15 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

March 17 at Columbus, 7 p.m.

March 19 at Florida, 7 p.m.

March 22 at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

March 24 Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

March 26 Pittsburgh, 2 p.m.

March 28 Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

March 29 at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

April 1 Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

April 2 at Toronto, 7 p.m.

April 6 Philadelphia, 8 p.m.

April 7 at Boston, 7 p.m.

April 9 at N.Y. Rangers, 12:30 p.m.

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