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Penguins Players Report for Training Camp on Friday

First Two Practices Will Be Open to the Public

Wednesday, 09.14.2011 / 3:00 PM ET / News
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Penguins Players Report for Training Camp on Friday
Pittsburgh Penguins players will report for training camp on Friday, Sept. 16, and will take the ice for the first time on Saturday at CONSOL Energy Center.

Fifty-five players (32 forwards; 18 defensemen; 5 goaltenders) will report and undergo physicals and testing on Friday.

The Penguins’ first two practice dates – Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 – will be open to the public free of charge at CONSOL Energy Center with free parking available in the CONSOL Energy Center surface lots on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gates will open to the general public at 8:45 a.m. both days. Fans can enter CONSOL Energy Center via the Trib Total Media, American Eagle or Verizon Gates.

The Penguins’ practices on Saturday and Sunday will begin at 9 a.m. with an intra-squad scrimmage at 10 a.m.

The Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office will open at 9 a.m. on both days for fans to purchase tickets for upcoming games. Individual game tickets for the 2011-12 season go on sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.

The Penguins will play six preseason games, beginning with a home contest against the Detroit Red Wings at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21 at CONSOL Energy Center.

Pittsburgh opens the regular season on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. against the defending Western Conference champion Vancouver Canucks. The Penguins’ home opener at CONSOL Energy Center will be Tuesday, Oct. 11 against the Florida Panthers at 7:30 p.m.

Below are the 2011 preseason and training camp schedules. A complete training camp roster can be downloaded here.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 DETROIT 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept 22. CHICAGO 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24 MINNESOTA 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 vs Los Angeles^ 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30 at Chicago 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2 at Detroit 5 p.m.
     ^ In Kansas City

Friday, Sept. 16 7:30-11am Medicals/Testing at CONSOL Energy Center
*Saturday, Sept. 17 9-9:45 a.m. Practice – group A (CONSOL Energy Center)
10-10:45 a.m. Scrimmage groups A & B
11-11:45 a.m. Practice – group B
12-1:30 p.m. Practice –  group C
*Sunday, Sept. 18 9-9:45 a.m. Practice – group B (CONSOL Energy Center)
10-10:45 a.m. Scrimmage groups B & C
11-11:45 a.m. Practice – group C
12-1:30 p.m. Practice – group A
Monday, Sept. 19
9:30-10:30 a.m. Practice – Team Black (CONSOL Energy Center)
10:30-11:30 a.m. Practice – Team Gold
11:30-1:30 p.m. Non-game group practice

7 p.m. Black vs. Gold Game (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
Tuesday, Sept. 20 9-9:45 a.m. Practice – group C (CONSOL Energy Center)
10-10:45 a.m. Scrimmage groups C & A
11-11:45 a.m. Practice – group A
12-1:30 p.m. Practice – group B
Wednesday, Sept. 21 10:30-11:30 a.m. Practice – game group
11:15-1:30 p.m. Practice – non-game group
7 p.m. Game vs. Detroit
Thursday, Sept. 22 11-12 p.m. Practice – game group (CONSOL Energy Center)
7 p.m. Game vs. Chicago
Friday, Sept. 23 10-11:30 a.m. Practice – group 1 (Southpointe)
11:30-1:30 p.m. Practice – group 2
Saturday, Sept. 24 10-11:30 a.m. Practice – non-game group (CONSOL Energy Center)
3 p.m. Game vs. Minnesota
Sunday, Sept. 25 10-11 a.m. Practice group 1 (CONSOL Energy Center)
11-11:20 a.m. Scrimmage groups 1 & 2
11:45-1 p.m. Practice group 2
Monday, Sept. 26 10-11 a.m. Practice group 2 (CONSOL Energy Center)
11-11:20 a.m. Scrimmage groups 1 & 2
11:45-1:00 p.m. Practice group 1
Tuesday, Sept. 27 10:30-11:30 a.m. Practice – game group (CONSOL Energy Center)
11:30-1:30 p.m. Practice – non-game group
7 p.m. Game vs. Los Angeles (in Kansas City)
Wednesday, Sept. 28 DAY OFF
Thursday, Sept. 29
11-1 p.m. Practice (CONSOL Energy Center)
Friday, Sept. 30
10-11 a.m. Practice – game group (CONSOL Energy Center)
11:15-1 p.m. Practice non-game group
7:30 p.m. Game at Chicago
Saturday, Oct. 1
2-4 p.m. Practice @ Joe Louis Arena
Sunday, Oct. 2 9:30-10:30 a.m. Practice – non-game group
5 p.m. Game at Detroit
Monday, Oct. 3 11 a.m. Practice (CONSOL Energy Center)
* Practice open to the public. Click for details

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