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Cats shift home game against Dallas to London, Ontario

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The NHL has released the full slate of preseason games for the upcoming 2016-17 campaign. The Florida Panthers will play seven exhibition tilts this year. The Cats will open with a double-header versus the Nashville Predators at the BB&T Center. The club has shifted its October 2nd match-up against the Dallas Stars from Sunrise to London, Ontario's Budweiser Gardens, leaving the October 6th contest with the Tampa Bay Lightning as the only other preseason date at the BB&T Center. In addition, the Panthers will play the Bolts in Tampa, the Stars in Dallas and conclude the exhibition schedule at Tate Rink in West Point, NY versus the New Jersey Devils. The Cats will face the Devils on October 13th to open the regular season.

2016 NHL PRESEASON SCHEDULE
All Times Eastern
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25

Columbus (split-squad) at St. Louis (split-squad), 1 p.m.
St. Louis (split-squad) at Columbus (split-squad), 7 p.m.

MONDAY, SEPT. 26

Ottawa vs. Toronto, at Halifax, N.S. (Scotiabank Centre), 6 p.m.
Columbus at Boston, 7 p.m.
Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia (split-squad) at New Jersey (split-squad), 7 p.m.
Philadelphia (split-squad) at NY Islanders, 7 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Buffalo, at State College, Pa. (Pegula Ice Arena, Penn State), 7 p.m.
New Jersey (split-squad) at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Calgary (split-squad) at Edmonton (split-squad), 9 p.m.
Edmonton (split-squad) at Calgary (split-squad), 9 p.m.
Los Angeles (split-squad) at Arizona (split-squad), 10 p.m.
Arizona (split-squad) at Los Angeles (split-squad), 10:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27

Nashville at Florida (split-squad doubleheader), 3:30 and 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
NY Islanders (split-squad) at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
NY Islanders (split-squad) at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Washington at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Calgary at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Arizona at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28

Detroit at Boston, 7 p.m.
New Jersey vs. Philadelphia, at Allentown, Pa. (PPL Center), 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29

New Jersey at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Buffalo vs. Toronto, at St. Catharines, Ont. (Meridian Centre), 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30

Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Edmonton at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Vancouver at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Arizona at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 1

Montreal at Ottawa, 3 p.m.
Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
NY Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Washington vs. NY Islanders, at Bridgeport, Conn. (Webster Bank Arena), 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8 p.m.
St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Arizona, 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, OCT. 2

Dallas vs. Florida, at London, Ont. (Budweiser Gardens), 3 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Columbus, 4 p.m.
Chicago at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Carolina at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Montreal at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Los Angeles (split-squad) at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
San Jose at Vancouver, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles (split-squad) vs. Edmonton, at Vernon, B.C. (Kal Tire Place), 9 p.m.

MONDAY, OCT. 3

NY Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at NY Islanders, 7 p.m.
St. Louis at Washington, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Arizona at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 4

NY Rangers at NY Islanders, 7 p.m.
Boston vs. Montreal, at Quebec City, Que. (Centre Vidéotron), 7 p.m.
Carolina vs. Buffalo, at Marquette, Mich. (Lakeview Arena), 7 p.m.
Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Florida at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Anaheim at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Toronto vs. Ottawa, at Saskatoon, Sask. (SaskTel Centre), 9:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5

NY Islanders at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Buffalo vs. Carolina, at Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. (Essar Centre), 7 p.m.
Washington vs. St. Louis, at Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center), 8 p.m.
Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Arizona at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCT. 6

Philadelphia at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Boston at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Winnipeg at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

Washington at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Detroit vs. Toronto, at Hamilton, Ont. (FirstOntario Centre), 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas vs. Los Angeles, at Las Vegas, Nev. (T-Mobile Arena), 10 p.m.
San Jose at Arizona, 10 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

Columbus at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m.
Philadelphia at Boston, 5 p.m.
Toronto at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
New Jersey vs. Florida, at West Point, N.Y. (Tate Rink, U.S. Military Academy), 7 p.m.
Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Colorado vs. Los Angeles, at Las Vegas, Nev. (T-Mobile Arena), 10 p.m.

SUNDAY, OCT. 9

NY Islanders at Washington, 5 p.m.
San Jose at Anaheim, 8 p.m.