Edmonton Oilers announce team’s 2021 pre-season schedule, including games against Flames, Kraken

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The Edmonton Oilers volition look a acquainted foe and an wholly overseas 1 erstwhile the 2021 NHL pre-season gets underway successful September.

The hockey nine announced its pre-season docket connected Tuesday and the squad volition bash conflict with its provincial rival successful the Calgary Flames arsenic good arsenic the NHL’s latest enlargement squad successful the Seattle Kraken.

The Oilers volition besides play the Winnipeg Jets, who swept Edmonton 4-0 successful their NHL playoff bid earlier this year, arsenic good arsenic the Vancouver Canucks.

Five of the pre-season games volition beryllium played astatine the Oilers’ location rink astatine Rogers Place. All 8 pre-season games volition beryllium broadcast live connected vigor by 630 CHED.

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Ahead of the pre-season, galore hockey commentators person suggested it could beryllium a engaged off-season for NHL teams, opening with Wednesday’s enlargement draught which volition spot the Kraken prime 30 players to articulation the caller team.

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The Oilers volition suffer 1 subordinate from their database of players not protected from the draught to Seattle.

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Earlier this month, Oilers wide manager Ken Holland added Duncan Keith to the club’s blue-line, on with guardant Tim Soderlund, successful a commercialized with the Chicago Blackhawks.

During his 16 seasons successful Chicago, Keith helped the squad triumph a Stanley Cup 3 times. The Oilers sent defenceman Caleb Jones and a conditional draught prime to Chicago successful the deal.

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The Oilers person a fig of players who played for the squad past play who could go unrestricted escaped agents connected July 28 if they are not signed by Edmonton earlier then: goaltender Mike Smith, defencemen Adam Larsson, Tyson Barrie, Dmitri Kulikov and Slater Koekkoek, and forwards Alex Chiasson, Tyler Ennis and Patrick Russell.

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View the Oilers’ implicit 2021 NHL pre-season docket below:

Sunday, Sept. 26 astatine Calgary Flames Scotiabank Saddledome 7 p.m. MT

Tuesday, Sept. 28 versus Seattle Kraken, Rogers Place, 7 p.m. MT

Wednesday, Sept. 29 astatine Winnipeg Jets, Bell/MTS Place, 6 p.m. MT

Friday, Oct. 1 astatine Seattle Kraken, (Everett) Angel of the Winds Arena, 8 p.m. MT

Saturday, Oct 2 versus Winnipeg Jets, Rogers Place, 5 p.m. MT

Monday, Oct. 4 versus Calgary Flames, Rogers Place, 7 p.m. MT

Thursday, Oct. 7 versus Vancouver Canucks, Rogers Place, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 9 astatine Vancouver Canucks, Rogers Arena, 7 p.m .

Watch below: Some Global News videos astir fans’ excitement aft the Edmonton Oilers earned a spot successful the 2021 NHL playoffs.

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