The team will play an eight-game preseason schedule, including four home games at Nationwide Arena, prior to the 2018-19 National Hockey League season:
The Blue Jackets open preseason play with back-to-back home games as they host the Sabres on Monday, Sept. 17 and Blackhawks on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Columbus then plays games on three-straight days, starting with road contests at St. Louis on Friday, Sept. 21 and Pittsburgh on Saturday, Sept. 22 before returning home to face the Blues on Sunday, Sept. 23. The schedule then shifts to Clinton, New York on Tuesday, Sept. 25 for a neutral-site game against the Sabres as part of Kraft HockeyvilleTM USA 2018. The Jackets return home to host Pittsburgh on Friday, Sept. 28 before closing out the preseason on the road at Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Columbus’ complete 2018 preseason schedule can be found below (home games in bold):
Monday, Sept. 17 vs. Buffalo Sabres, 7 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Sept. 18 vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 7 p.m. ET
Friday, Sept. 21 at St. Louis Blues, 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, Sept. 22 at Pittsburgh Penguins, 3 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 23 vs. St. Louis Blues, 3 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Buffalo Sabres, 7:30 p.m. ET (at Clinton, N.Y., Kraft HockeyvilleTM USA 2018) Friday, Sept. 28 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Sept. 29 at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m. ET
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