Carolina Hurricanes preseason schedule released

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network
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Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Thursday the team’s 2017 exhibition schedule.

Carolina will play seven exhibition games prior to opening the 2017-18 NHL regular season, including two games at PNC Arena against the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals.

The Hurricanes will open their 2017 preseason schedule at Buffalo on Sept. 18.

The following night, Carolina face off against Tampa Bay at Amalie Arena in Tampa before returning to Raleigh to host the Lightning on Sept. 20.

After a road game at Washington on Sept. 23, the Hurricanes travel to Edmonton to open a two-game set against the Oilers.

The first game will be at the Oilers’ home arena, Rogers Place, on Sept. 25, while the second will be a neutral-site game between the clubs at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Carolina will wrap up its exhibition schedule at home against the Capitals on Sept. 29.