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Thursday, 09.21.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins open their home preseason schedule Friday at 7:30 p.m. against the Washington Capitals at Mellon Arena.

There is no local radio or television coverage slated for the contest, but tickets are still available.

Nevertheless, the Penguins are happy to be home after a four-day voyage to the Canadian Maritimes.

The Penguins moved their training camp in Moncton, New Brunswick, on Sunday. They traveled to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and dropped a 5-2 decision to Ottawa in the preseason opener. The team rebounded for a 5-4 triumph over Philadelphia in Moncton on Wednesday.

The Penguins will be busy this weekend. Friday’s game marks the first on a three-game set over three days. The Penguins return to Canada on Saturday for a battle with Buffalo in Hamilton, Ontario. Pittsburgh visits London, Ontario, on Sunday for another contest against the Flyers.

There is no local radio or TV coverage slated for either of those games.


The Penguins have trimmed their training camp roster by five, it was announced Thursday by General Manager Ray Shero.

The Penguins re-assigned five players to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins: forwards Dennis Bonvie and Joe Jensen, defensemen Ryan Lannon and Michal Sersen and goaltender Andrew Penner.

The moves leave the Penguins with 38 players on their training camp roster.



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