2012-2013 NHL Schedule: Carolina Hurricanes Release Preseason Schedule

Adam Rickert@adam_rickertAnalyst IIJune 12, 2012

RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 05:  Teammates celebrate with Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes after his game-winning goal against the Montreal Canadiens during a shootout at PNC Arena on April 5, 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes won 2-1 by shootout.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Less than 24 hours after the 2011-2012 NHL season ended with a Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup victory, the Carolina Hurricanes have announced their preseason schedule for next season.

The schedule consists of eight games in ten days against only four teams. Here's how it reads according to Hurricanes' official website:

 

WEDNESDAY SEPT. 26 COLUMBUS 7 P.M. NATIONWIDE ARENA
THURSDAY SEPT. 27 TAMPA BAY 7 P.M. AMWAY CENTER (ORLANDO)
FRIDAY SEPT. 28 NASHVILLE 7 P.M. PNC ARENA
SATURDAY SEPT. 29 NASHVILLE 8 P.M. BRIDGESTONE ARENA
SUNDAY SEPT. 30 TAMPA BAY 2 P.M. PNC ARENA
TUESDAY OCT. 2 MONTREAL 7:30 P.M. PEPSI COLISEE (QUEBEC CITY)
WEDNESDAY OCT. 3 MONTREAL 7:30 P.M. BELL CENTRE
FRIDAY OCT. 5 COLUMBUS 7 P.M. PNC ARENA

 

In case you were wondering, the RBC Center has been renamed PNC Arena.

Could we see Ryan Suter, Zach Parise, and/or Jordan Staal skating around in a Hurricanes jersey in one of these games? Time will tell.

Also, I find it interesting that the Hurricanes play a game against the Montreal Canadiens in Quebec City. Could it foreshadow a return of the NHL to Quebec in the years to come?

The full preseason schedule of all teams should be released within the week, and the full NHL regular season schedule will be released some time next week.