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The Wild announced the preseason schedule this afternoon. The Wild goes to Edmonton and Pittsburgh next preseason for the first time (at least since I've covered the team; this would be my seventh season, amazingly enough).

Mike Yeo's first training camp begins Sept. 16. Players report Sept. 15. The NHL regular-season schedule should be released in the coming days.

Wild to host Columbus, St. Louis and Edmonton; visit Oilers, Blues, Penguins and Blue Jackets

SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild’s 2011-12 National Hockey League (NHL) pre-season schedule was released today. Minnesota will play a seven-game pre-season slate, hosting Columbus on Friday, Sept. 23, St. Louis on Tuesday, Sept. 27 and Edmonton on Friday, Sept. 30, while visiting Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 20, St. Louis on Thursday, Sept. 22, Pittsburgh on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Columbus on Thursday, Sept. 29. Each of the Wild’s pre-season home games will begin at 7:00 p.m. ct.

Pre-season tickets will go on sale at a later date.

Tue. Sept. 20 @ Edmonton 8:00 P.M.
Thur. Sept. 22 @ St. Louis 7:00 P.M.
FRI. Sept. 23 COLUMBUS 7:00 P.M.
Sat. Sept. 24 @ Pittsburgh 2:00 P.M.
TUE. Sept. 27 ST. LOUIS 7:00 P.M.
Thur. Sept. 29 @ Columbus 6:00 P.M.
FRI. Sept. 30 EDMONTON 7:00 P.M.

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