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Wild release 2016-17 preseason schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 12: Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter scores a short-handed goal in the second period against Buffalo Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

Tuesday, Jan. 12: Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter scores a short-handed goal in the second period against Buffalo Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

The Minnesota Wild on Tuesday announced their 2016 preseason schedule, a slate of games that includes matchups against a pair of Eastern Conference foes, as well as four games against Central Division competition.

The Wild open the preseason on Sept. 26 with a matchup against forward Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres, and wrap things up on Oct. 8 with a home game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Date Opponent Time
Monday, Sept. 26 at Buffalo Sabres
TBA
Tuesdsay, Sept. 27
Colorado Avalanche
7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 29 at Winnipeg Jets
7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2
Carolina Hurricanes 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Colorado Avalanche
8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8
Winnipeg Jets 7 p.m.

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