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Penguins Schedule Released; Check Out the Highlights

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Pittsburgh Penguins schedule

The road map — as well as the home path — for the Pittsburgh Penguins as they push to get back in the playoffs has been set, at least logistically. The NHL on Tuesday unveiled each team’s 2024-25 schedule.

The NHL previously released each team’s home opener. For the Penguins, that is Wednesday, Oct. 9 against the New York Rangers. That game also serves as the team’s season opener. That game will mean a return of winger Reilly Smith, who was traded to the Rangers on Monday.

They then play their first back-to-back set when they play Oct. 10 at Detroit.

Their road trip to Western Canada comes early, to Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver the third week of October. That means the Penguins should avoid the frigid weather that often greets them in those cities.

Former Penguins goaltender and all-time character Marc-Andre Fleury will be expected to make his final appearance in Pittsburgh as a player when the Minnesota Wild visit PPG Paints Arena Oct. 29. Fleury has said this will be his final season before retirement.

What has become a tradition, a home game on Thanksgiving Eve, will be against the Vancouver Canucks on Nov. 27. That comes at the end of the first of three five-game homestands.

The Penguins’ first trip to Salt Lake City is Jan. 29. The Arizona Coyotes relocated to SLC and for this season are being called the Utah Hockey Club. That game comes at the end of seven in a row on the road.

The season ends April 17 against the Metropolitan Division rival Washington Capitals at home.

Broadcast information will be released later.