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Montreal Canadiens announce 2022-23 pre-season schedule

The team will play eight games to prepare for the regular season.

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The Montreal Canadiens will play eight pre-season games and kick off their 2022-23 season preparations with a game on September 26 against the New Jersey Devils at the Bell Centre.

The team officially announced the exhibition schedule on Thursday, one week before they make the first pick at the 2022 NHL Draft.

Montreal will play the Ottawa Senators four times in the eight-game pre-season, with two of the games being played in Kraft Hockeyville communities.

They also play a rare pre-season game against the Winnipeg Jets. Normally exhibition games are only played amongst divisional or conference opponents.

The pre-season will wrap up on October 8, with the season expected to start a few days later.

2022-23 Canadiens pre-season schedule

Monday, Sept. 26 vs New Jersey Devils, 7:00 p.m. EST
Wednesday, Sept. 28 @ Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:00 p.m. EST
Thursday, Sept. 29 vs Winnipeg Jets, 7:00 p.m. EST
Saturday, Oct. 1 @ Ottawa Senators, 7:00 p.m. EST
Monday, Oct. 3 vs Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:00 p.m. EST
Tuesday, Oct. 4 vs Ottawa Senators, 7:00 p.m. EST
Thursday, Oct. 6 vs Ottawa Senators, 5:30 p.m. EST — Steele Community Centre in Gander, NL
Saturday, Oct. 8 vs Ottawa Senators, 6:00 p.m. EST — J.K. Irving Centre in Bouctouche, NB.