The Wild and the rest of the NHL released their schedules today.

As reported yesterday, the Wild opens in St. Louis on Thursday, Oct. 13. The home opener is two days later when the Wild plays host to Winnipeg.

The 82-game schedule has 41 road and 41 home games. The Wild will play 17 weekend home games (three on Fridays, nine Saturdays and five Sundays). It has five games each against Central Division opponents.

Boston visits the X on Nov. 17, Montreal is there on Jan. 12, Washington's in on March 28 and Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh on Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving.

The team will have a "bye week" from Feb. 22-26.

The longest homestand in team history (eight games) runs over that time (Feb. 8-27). The Wild has two five-game road trips and 14 back-to-backs.

Here is the schedule:

2016-17 MINNESOTA WILD SCHEDULE

(home games in caps)

OCTOBER
13        at St. Louis             7 p.m.
15        WINNIPEG          6 p.m.
18        LOS ANGELES    7 p.m.
20        TORONTO           7 p.m.
22        at New Jersey        6 p.m.
23        at N.Y. Islanders    5 p.m.
25        at Boston               6 p.m.
27        at Buffalo              6 p.m.
29        DALLAS               7 p.m.
NOVEMBER
1          BUFFALO            7 p.m.
5          at Colorado            2 p.m.
10        at Pittsburgh           6 p.m.
12        at Philadelphia       6 p.m.
13        at Ottawa               4 p.m.
15        CALGARY           7 p.m.
17        BOSTON              7 p.m.
19        COLORADO        7 p.m.
21        at Dallas                 7:30 p.m.
23        WINNIPEG          6 p.m.
25        PITTSBURGH     3 p.m.
26        at St. Louis             7 p.m.
29        at Vancouver         9 p.m.
DECEMBER
2          at Calgary              8 p.m.
4          at Edmonton          8:30 p.m.
7          at Toronto              6:30 p.m.
9          EDMONTON       7 p.m.
11        ST. LOUIS            5 p.m.
13        FLORIDA             7 p.m.
15        at Nashville            7 p.m.
17        ARIZONA            1 p.m.
20        COLORADO        7 p.m.
22        at Montreal            6:30 p.m.
23        at N.Y. Rangers     6 p.m.
27        at Nashville            7 p.m.
29        N.Y. ISLANDERS          7 p.m.
31        COLUMBUS        5 p.m.
JANUARY
5          at San Jose             9:30 p.m.
7          at Los Angeles       3 p.m.
8          at Anaheim            7 p.m.
12        MONTREAL        7 p.m.
14        at Dallas                 8 p.m.
15        at Chicago              6 p.m.
17        NEW JERSEY      7 p.m.
19        ARIZONA            7 p.m.
21        ANAHEIM           8 p.m.
22        NASHVILLE        7 p.m.
24        at Dallas                 7:30 p.m.
26        ST. LOUIS            7 p.m.
29            NHL ALL-STAR GAME (STAPLES CENTER)
31        at Edmonton          8 p.m.
FEBRUARY
1          at Calgary              9 p.m.
4          at Vancouver         9 p.m.
7          at Winnipeg           7 p.m.
8          CHICAGO           7 p.m.
10        TAMPA BAY       7 p.m.
12        DETROIT             2 p.m.
14        ANAHEIM           7 p.m.
16        DALLAS               7 p.m.
18        NASHVILLE        7 p.m.
21        CHICAGO           7 p.m.
27        LOS ANGELES    7 p.m.
28        at Winnipeg           7 p.m.
MARCH
2          at Columbus          6 p.m.
5          SAN JOSE            5 p.m.
7          ST. LOUIS            7 p.m.
9          at Tampa Bay        6:30 p.m.
10        at Florida               6:30 p.m.
12        at Chicago              6 p.m.
14        at Washington        6 p.m.
16        at Carolina             6 p.m.
18        N.Y. RANGERS   6 p.m.
19        at Winnipeg           4 p.m.
21        SAN JOSE            7 p.m.
23        PHILADELPHIA 7 p.m.
25       VANCOUVER     1 p.m.
26        at Detroit                6 p.m.
28        WASHINGTON   7 p.m.
30        OTTAWA             7 p.m.
APRIL
1       at Nashville            1 p.m.
2          COLORADO        5 p.m.
4          CAROLINA         7 p.m.
6          at Colorado            8 p.m.
8          at Arizona              8 p.m.

Schedule details are here.

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