Red Wings kick off seven-game preseason schedule at Pittsburgh on Sept. 27

Ted Kulfan
The Detroit News

Detroit — The Red Wings announced their seven-game preseason schedule on Thursday.

The Wings will take to the ice for the first time on Sept. 27 with a road game against the Pittsburgh Penguins before making their Little Caesars Arena season debut on Sept. 28 against the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Wings will close out September with a home contest against the Washington Capitals on Sept. 30.

The Red Wings will open their home preseason slate against the Blackhawks on Sept. 28.

The Wings will play four games in six nights to conclude the preseason schedule, hosting Pittsburgh on Oct. 3 and traveling to Washington on Oct. 5. The Red Wings will wrap up the preseason with a home-and-home against the Maple Leafs, hosting the Original Six rival on Oct. 7 and visiting Toronto on Oct. 8.

The regular-season schedule is expected to be released in early July.

Ticket information for the preseason and regular season will be announced at a later date.

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